Ear Pain and Ear Infections

Ear Infection and Ear Pain Treatment in Campbell, CA

Picture of a young girl touching her ear in pain.If you are experiencing ear pain in Campbell, California, or a nearby area, you can get the treatment you need at Gateway Family & Urgent Care. Our physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners treat a wide range of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries—including ear infections—and once we have learned about your symptoms and performed an examination, we will supply you with customized ear pain treatment recommendations.

Ear Infection Causes

There are numerous types of ear infections, the most common being middle ear infections (acute otitis media). Middle ear infections develop when viruses or bacteria infiltrate the air-filled cavity behind the eardrum.

Ear Infection Symptoms

Middle ear infections often cause the Eustachian tubes, nasal passages, and throat to become congested and swollen, producing ear pain, fluid drainage, and difficulty hearing. In many cases, children also experience a fever, headache, reduced appetite, and balance problems.

Ear Infection Treatment

While ear infections often resolve on their own, treatment is sometimes needed to help manage any resulting symptoms. When you visit Gateway Family & Urgent Care’s Campbell clinic for ear pain treatment, we will formulate a customized care plan based on your specific needs, possibly including pain medication, antibiotics, or anesthetic ear drops.

Are Ear Infections Contagious?

Many of the patients who turn to us for ear pain treatment ask whether they need to be concerned about passing on the illness to their loved ones. Ear infections themselves are not contagious. However, the illnesses that lead to ear infections may be contagious, so it is still important to be vigilant about not spreading germs.

Get the Ear Pain Relief You Need

Visit Gateway Family & Urgent Care today for ear pain treatment. Our Campbell, CA, urgent care clinic is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and walk-in patients are always welcome (please call ahead after 1 p.m.). We accept most major insurance plans.