The eustachian tube drains fluid from your ears to the back of your throat. If it clogs, otitis media with effusion OME can occur. If you have OME, the middle part of your ear fills with fluid, which can increase the risk of ear infection.
Back to Health A to Z. Glue ear is where the empty middle part of the ear canal fills up with fluid. This can cause temporary hearing loss.
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The auditory tube allows fluid to drain from the ear into the back of the throat. If the auditory tube becomes clogged, fluid will become trapped in the middle ear space. This fluid is called an effusion by your healthcare providers.
Chronic ear infection is fluid, swelling, or an infection behind the eardrum that does not go away or keeps coming back. It causes long-term or permanent damage to the ear. It most often involves a hole in the eardrum that does not heal.
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Health and Wellness. It feels like a bubble in your ear, and every sound is muffled. Your ear is starting to itch, and water is coming out.
Otitis media means inflammation of the middle ear. The inflammation occurs as a result of a middle ear infection. It can occur in one or both ears.