Middle ear infection - chronic; Otitis media - chronic; Chronic otitis media; Chronic ear infection
Getting prompt treatment for an acute ear infection may reduce the risk of developing a chronic ear infection. Have a follow-up examination with the health care provider after an ear infection has been treated to make sure that it is completely cured.
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