Based on the region of infection inside the ears, we categorize it as follows:
Otitis externa means that the inflammation affects the layer of cells lining the outer or external portion of the ear canal. Otitis media and interna refer to infections of the middle and inner ear canal, and most often, they are a result of the spread of infection from the external ear. These more advanced cases can be very serious and could lead to deafness, facial paralysis, or signs of vestibular disease, such as head tilting, circling, and lack of coordination. That's why it is important to prevent and seek early treatment for ear problems.
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