What Causes Inner Ear Infection?
To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of inner ear infection we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.
We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow inner ear infection to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind inner ear infection consists of three steps:
Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors
Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to inner ear infection. For example, food allergies.
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
severe tongue swelling
allergies as a child
refined white flour consumption
frequent sneezing / attacks
severe facial burning/tingling
history of adolescent acne
allergies in family members
occasional unexplained nausea
... and more than 30 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of inner ear infection.
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Have you suffered from inner ear infections (otitis media) behind the eardrum? Note: These are not the same as outer ear infections (otitis externa), which occur in the ear canal.
→ Never had one / don't know
→ Probably had one/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major/many episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor inner ear infection
→ Current major inner ear infection
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate history of inner ear infection, current inner ear infection or severe current inner ear infection, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as Allergy to Foods (Hidden)