Ear infections can be either bacterial or viral infections. They can occur in your middle ear, the part of your ear just behind your eardrum, as well as the outer and inner ear. They often clear up on their own but can be painful due to inflammation or fluid buildup.
Ear infections can be chronic or acute. Acute ear infections are painful but short in duration. Chronic ear infections either don’t clear up or recur many times. They can cause damage to the middle and inner ear, which is infrequently permanent.
At The Urgent Care we treat Ear Infections. We understand how painful ear aches are. Schedule today at any of our 4 clinics: New Orleans, Metairie, Westbank, and Laplace