It occurs following upper respiratory tract infection especially in children. It causes complaints such as ear pain, hearing loss, fever, malaise.

Reasons for the frequent occurrence of otitis media in children: Infections are more common in children because the immune system is not fully developed. At this age, because the Eustachian tubes are shorter and horizontal than in adults, it is easier for microbes to progress to the middle ear. Another reason why otitis media is more common in children is the presence of adenoids. Adenoids can sometimes block the Eustachian tube opening or be a source of infection. Another reason is that if the baby drinks milk from a bottle while lying down, the milk may escape into the ear and cause infection.


Antibiotics, pain relievers and other auxiliary drugs are used in the treatment. It usually resolves completely with medication.