Pharmacy Corner
Middle ear infections: what parents should know What is an ear infection?

Inside the ear is a tube (the Eustachian tube) that connects the middle ear to the throat. This tube will normally allow fluid from the ear to drain from the ear. A cold or sore throat, or an allergy attack, can cause the tube to become clogged, and can allow bacteria or viruses to grow in the ear and cause a painful ear infection.1,2