Ear Infections in Flagstaff, AZ

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What Are Ear Infections?

Caused by bacteria or viruses, such as a cold, flu, or allergy, ear infections affect the outer, middle, and inner portions of the ear.

Outer ear infection: Also known as swimmer's ear or otitis externa, can cause pain, itching, redness of the ear canal, and discharge from the ear.

Middle ear infection: Typically caused by pressure in the ear and fluid buildup, a middle ear infection, medically referred to as acute otitis media, affects the space behind the eardrum that contains the ear’s small bones. Leading to pain, dizziness, and trouble with balance, this type of infection can also affect overall hearing.

Inner ear infection: Inflammation in the inner ear often caused by a cold or flu affects hearing, balance, and in some cases, eye movement.

In the U.S., ear infections are one of the top reasons for children to visit a physician, but ear infections can affect adults as well. Contact our team at Crystal Canyon ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery in Flagstaff, AZ to schedule an appointment to relieve ear pain.

How Are Ear Infections Treated?

At Crystal Canyon ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery, our skilled team will perform a physical exam of your ears to determine the underlying cause. Since ear infections are usually the result of a bacterial contaminant, they are typically treated with antibiotics. Depending on the severity of your infection, type, symptoms, and age, prescription medication will vary. On average, most patients will experience relief once they have completed the prescribed treatment regimen. If your ear infection does not go away after finishing your course of antibiotics or antivirals, other treatments may be discussed. If you, or your child, are suffering from recurring middle ear infections, we may consider placing ear tubes to prevent the infection from happening so frequently.

I am very pleased to be a patient in Dr. Fratianni’s practice. My chronic ear/nasal issues were negatively affecting my quality of life and I needed expert advice. Dr. Fratianni took the time to advise me on my test results. She incorporated my results into a comprehensive medical plan, one that supports better health and wellness. Dr. Fratianni has given me the confidence to become my own advocate/ partner in my health care — for this I am thankful. Now, my quality of life has improved and I can enjoy my active lifestyle again. Thank you Crystal Canyon ENT

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Went for hearing loss,1 ear. CCENT  made an appintment for next day, took me on time, measured hearing in a sound-proof room, cleaned my ears, found an infection in the ear & nose, wrote a prescription & protocol, all in 30min, no rush, just no wasted time. Hearing’s now better than ever. Thanks!

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I started my journey with Crystal Canyon in 2022. Tey are very informative and surgery was scheduled quickly. Well the day came for surgery and found out I had COVID. Surgery was cancelled. I got rescheduled for May of 2023, (this was due to my schedule not Crystal Canyons). When surgery came it went very well, I could not be happier. The results and outcome are life changing. Communication with the office is good. Doctor is attentive and takes time to explain things when you have questions. I definitely recommend and have recommended Crystal Canyon to other friends.

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A truly great practice! Everyone there is super knowledgeable and seems to genuinely care about everyone they interact with - both in person and over the phone. I have had surgery through this clinic and have always had exceptional care.

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Doctors are very knowledgeable. Great staff. Dr Fratianni is great.

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Relieve Ear Pain

Ear infections can be acute or chronic and often cause a lot of discomfort. If you, or your child, develop ear popping, ear pain or pressure, dizziness, loss of balance, or difficulty hearing, contact our team at Crystal Canyon ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery in Flagstaff, AZ today for treatment and relief.

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