In the first of a series of posts titled, Ask the #EnginEarGuys, Ryan Nolan, co-founder and director of clinical development, will answer your questions about common ear issues.
Today, we’ll start with a common complaint we hear from patients about how doctors often throw around terms during an office visit leaving them feeling a little…perplexed. Ryan explains three acronyms patients often hear, especially right now during cold and flu season:
- AOE: Acute Otitis Externa is the infection of the ear canal, commonly called swimmer’s ear.
- OME: Otitis Media with Effusion happens when fluid builds up in the middle ear without pain, pus, fever, or other signs and symptoms of infection.
- AOM: Acute Otitis Media occurs when fluid builds up in the middle ear and is often caused by bacteria, but also can be caused by viruses.
Have questions for the #EnginEarGuys? Send your questions here and stay tuned as we share more information about ear health.