Glue ear

Fluid retention in the ear
After a middle ear infection resolves, fluid may remain in the middle ear, unable to drain naturally through the Eustachian tubes. Sometimes, the fluid remains for months and can become thick and sticky, thus deriving the name glue ear. This can cause hearing loss, which resolves once the ‘glue’ resolves.

If the glue doesn’t resolve naturally, grommets may need to be inserted to prevent complications and speech delay in children.

glue ear

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