Adults are not much affected by ear infection, but even though adults should be aware how adult ear infection can influence them. Adult Ear Infection is caused due to infection in Eustachian tube near the inner ear. The Eustachian tube links the inner ear to the nasal passages in order to drain fluid from the ears and equalize pressure between exterior and interior of our body, but when fluid or mucous builds up in the Eustachian tube, there is a high chances to get infection in it.
There are many ways with which Adult Ear infection can get affected some of the causes are Post nasal drip, cold can also be reason to cause liquid build up and infection in the Eustachian tube. However to cause adult ear infection it is not necessary to be sick, you can get affected with Adult Ear Infection without getting sick. The Ear Infection can be triggered by mucous being blown into the Eustachian tubes by blowing the nose or failing to clean the fluid out of the ear with a cotton swab after showering.
In Children’s most of the cases it is found that the ear infection is caused by a viral infection and not by bacterial infection. Viral Infection can also cause Adult Ear Infection, and it is most tough task to get rid of Viral Adult Ear Infection.
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Adult Ear Infection Treatment
There are two types of Adult Ear Infection they are Bacterial Adult Ear Infection and Viral Adult Ear Infection and hence both Ear Infection can be cured. Bacterial Adult Ear Infection are easy to cure and are treated with antibiotics whereas Viral Adult Ear Infection are difficult to cure and is treated with myringotomy surgery in which a small plastic tube is placed in the eardrum, it acts as a vent to reduce the burden of the infection. It also drains the liquid in the ear. The Small plastic tube which is placed in the eardrums falls out after few days after the surgery.
How to prevent Adult Ear Infection?
You can easily prevent Adult Ear Infection. Nasal spray can help to flush the bacteria and pollutants which could cause build up and infection as well as allergens can be washed out. Chewing gum which contains xylitol can help to loosen and relieve pressure in the ear while at the same time releasing xylitol into the mouth and throat and preventing bacteria to move up to the nasal passages and into the ear. According to the recent research it have proved that the use of xylitol-rich gum reduces the risk of ear infection.