Aug 16, 2019 · Fluid behind eardrum, known medically as otitis media with effusion (OME), is the accumulation of fluid, often in the middle of the ear, with no sign or other symptoms of an ear infection. This can occur in one or both ears, and can sometimes last for prolonged periods of time, although this is more often the case in adults than in children. Jul 17, 2019 · For most adults, experiencing fluid in the middle ear symptoms may be subtle, but some adults report constant ear pain and debilitating symptoms. Some adults and older children who have had persistent problems with chronic fluid in their ears can sometimes tell when the fluid has re-accumulated and they are in need of treatment.
Fluid in the middle ear can also occur in adults. Most often, fluid problems in adults follow a severe upper respiratory infection: sinusitis, severe allergies, or flying with a cold. Symptoms include a muffled, blocked feeling in one or both ears, and pain if there is an infection. It is well known that infections of the ear will impair the ability of the fluid to drain. When the fluid is not drained properly it will get collected in the middle ear, even after the infection is gone. Any change in the air pressure can also close the Eustachian tube, affecting the flow of the fluid from the ear.Author: Iliriana Bisha Tagani.
Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) in Adults Otitis media is another name for a middle ear infection. It means an infection behind your eardrum. This kind of ear infection can happen after any condition that keeps fluid from draining from the middle ear. These conditions include allergies, a cold, a sore throat, or a respiratory infection.