Posts Tagged 'otitis media'

Lend me your ears…

Colds and Flu can lead to so much more. This week, ear infections seem to be the common fallout of all those sniffles, aches and sneezes. Centra Care locations are reporting a rise in the number of adults and children suffering from Otitis Media.

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Colds and Flu can lead to so much more. This week, ear infections seem to be the common fallout of all those sniffles, aches and sneezes. Centra Care locations are reporting a rise in the number ...

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What’s Going Around: The Kids Are All Ears

More than 3 million ear infections are diagnosed every year.

In fact ear infections, medically known as Otitis Media, are the second-most commonly diagnosed childhood illness in the United States (the Common Cold comes in first).

The following Centra Care Urgent Care centers saw the greatest increases in children:

Altamonte Springs: up 160%
Waterford Lakes: up 260%
Dr. Phillips: up 200%
Colonial Town: up 400%

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Otitis Media occurs when the ear lining becomes swollen, and fluid builds ...

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Adults get ear infections? Who knew?!

It’s no surprise when you hear that a toddler has an ear infection, but did you know that it’s common for adults to get them, too? According to the physicians at Centra Care, this is especially true during cold and allergy seasons. Over the last few weeks, Centra Care data shows that as case numbers of sinusitis and allergy complications have risen, so has the number of adult patients suffering from Otitis Media (a.k.a. Middle Ear Infection)

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