Ear Infections During Monsoon

Ear infections are a common ailment people suffer during the monsoon. These can affect any part of the ear including the inner ear, middle ear or external ear.

Symptoms of ear infections:

Whether it is the outer, middle or inner ear, some of the common symptoms affecting users are:

  • There may be acute pain in the infected ear.
  • There may be some discharge from the ears.
  • Some people also suffer from decreased hearing. Acute infection can also cause dizziness.
  • Along with ear pain some people suffer from severe headaches.
  • When it comes to children, they may cry and refuse to feed and constantly tug on their ears.
  • Fever can also be a sign of ear infection.

It is important to keep things in mind for preventing ear infections:

  • Keep your ear clean: it is important not to put anything in your ears to clean them, as this may cause infections and injuries. It is important to wipe your outer ears with a clean cloth to avoid fungal infection while using a hairspray, swimming or if you are out in the rain.
  • Clean earphones one a week to avoid infections of the ear canal.
  • Avoid putting cotton in your ears: avoid putting cotton swabs in the ear as it may cause the trapping of bacteria in the ear.
  • Don’t ignore a warning sign: if you are suffering from an symptoms of ear infection it is wise to get tested from an ENT specialist.


An ear infection may require treatment and procedures and in certain cases surgery. The common treatments for ear infections include:

  • Cleaning of the Wax: if there is wax buildup in the ear which leads to infection, it may be required to go to a doctor who will clean the ear under the head light with micro instruments.
  • Ear Drops: Using ear drops can also dissolve the ear wax and clean out the ear infection.


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