1. Acute Otitis Media...
COMMONLY known as an EAR INFECTION refers to an active infection in the middle ear with an inflamed eardrum, often with pain and fever.
It generally occurs as a result of a head cold/flu etc...
Acute otitis media occurs most often in children aged between 6 and 18 months, but is common up until 4 years of age.
2. Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media
Refers to the presence of a hole in the eardrum with continuing discharge of pus from the middle ear over many weeks.
If left un-treated this hole will not close itself naturally and will need to be surgically repaired - which canbe a painful operation.