October 2, 2014
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Diagnosing otitis media

From a visual examination inside the ear and description of the symptoms, your doctor can diagnose otitis media. In an infected ear, the eardrum usually appears red and swollen. Tests to identify which type of bacteria is causing the infection are not usually done unless fluid is removed from the middle ear.

 
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