Resolve ENT is your state-of-the-art center specializing in breathing, sinus, and sleep solutions. Dr. Siva Elangovan practices the timeless art of medicine while offering advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments that make your journey with us simple and straight-forward. Our expert medical team is proud to offer innovative solutions for ear infections. We are happy to serve patients located in Chicago, Evanston, Downers Grove, Oak Lawn, and the neighboring communities and Illinois.
What are Ear Infections?
The ear infection typically occurs when a viral or bacterial infection affects the middle inner ear just behind the eardrum. This common condition can cause painful side effects including ear congestion that cause our patients alarm. While ear infections are typically acute – meaning they only happen every once in a while – ear infections can also become chronic and have symptoms that last several months at a time. If you find that you’re having chronic ear infections coupled with one or more of the following symptoms, we encourage you to come in for a consultation.
- Mouth Breathing
- Facial Pain
- Neck Pain
- Poor Sleep
- Nasal Obstruction & Congestion
- Ear Pressure & Fullness
What Causes Ear Infections?
While an ear infection is typically caused by a viral or bacterial infection in the inner ear, many of our patients don’t know what factors can contribute to creating a breeding ground for these conditions. Viral and bacterial inner ear infections happen when the structures of the inner ear become swollen and blocked from allergies, colds, sinus infections, changes in air pressure, and other factors that may increase mucus production. If you’re unsure what’s causing your chronic ear infections, we encourage you to come in and see Dr. Elangovan in a private consultation.
What are the Dangers of Ear Infections?
When treated quickly and efficiently, an ear infection may not pose any harm to the body. That being said, recurrent ear infections that are left untreated may lead to a series of serious complications including hearing loss, ruptured eardrums, and disrupted sleep. While these long-term effects may be rare to see, it is important that our patients treat their ear infections as soon as they feel symptoms to avoid these dangerous complications.
What Treatments are Available for Ear Infections?
There are many treatment options available for ear infections at Resolve ENT, including:
How Much Does Treatment for Ear Infections Cost?
The cost of your ear infection treatment will vary depending on the individualized treatment plan recommended for you and your current health insurance coverage. To get a more accurate assessment of how much your ear infection treatment will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Elangovan. At Resolve ENT, we are also happy to offer financing that helps you more easily pay for your treatments at your convenience.
To get a better idea of which treatment option will best treat your ear infections, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Elangovan. He’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, evaluate your condition, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate health and wellness goals.
Led by Dr. Siva Elangovan, the medical professionals at Resolve ENT are proud to offer high-quality, comprehensive care to patients located in Lakeview, Roscoe Village, Lincoln Park, Uptown, Lincoln Square and the surrounding communities such as Evanston, Oak Park, and Des Plaines of Chicago, Illinois. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with our expert medical team and start your journey with us today.