Ear infections are a common cause of illness. So what are ear infection causes in adults? Often there is no particular reason found. It might just happen with no particular cause setting it off. However, often there is a reason found. Simply having a cold can be enough to cause an infection. Blockage of the tubes which drain the middle ear space causes fluid and pressure to build up. The fluid causes the pressure which, in turn, causes pain. The fluid often becomes infected. The infection is caused because the fluid does not drain and air cannot get in. Air usually kills many of the nasty bacteria which are hanging about in the middle ear.
Swimming is a common cause. Repeatedly getting the ear wet, along with chlorine and bacteria in the water often results in ear infection. You can protect yourself against this with a good pair of earplugs. ZenPlugs are great for preventing swimmer's ear. This is because they block water and contain an antibacterial which kills all the nasty bugs.
Eczema of the ear can lead to infections because the skin can become damaged and break down. Bacteria can get through the broken barrier. People with diabetes are more likely to suffer infections generally. Once an infection has set in it can also be harder to treat.
If you think you may have an ear infection or other problem then make sure you visit your doctor for treatment. This article does not count as medical advice.
Dr Toby Bateson for zenplugs.com/molded-earplugs