Have an Earache?
Visit Adventist Health Simi Valley Urgent Care in Moorpark
If you or your child has an earache, it is important to have your ear checked by a physician. When you visit our state-of-the-art facility, you will receive a customized treatment plan from a qualified physician. We can also help determine if your earache is a more serious infection.
How is an ear infection diagnosed?
After reviewing your health history and performing a physical exam, the doctor will check the outer ear and the eardrum using an otoscope, a lighted tool that allows us to see inside the ear. A pneumatic otoscope blows a puff of air into the ear to test eardrum movement. When there is fluid or infection in the middle ear, movement is decreased. Your provider may also do a tympanometry. This is a test that directs air and sound to the middle ear.
Providing the treatment you need
Unfortunately, earaches are very common, particularly in children. Most kids have at least one ear infection by the time they are 3 years old. Fortunately, treatment is usually very straightforward. Common treatments include:
- Pain relievers
- Insertion of small tubes in the eardrum for chronic ear infections
Earaches are painful and unpleasant. If you have one, come visit Adventist Health Simi Valley Urgent Care.
Making an appointment is easy.
Call us today or reserve your place in line, online at ClockWise.