Conditions list medically reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA
A middle ear infection (otitis media), occurs when a virus or bacteria causes the area behind the eardrum to become inflamed. It is most common in children.
An eardrum rupture is a small hole or tear in your eardrum, or tympanic membrane. The tympanic membrane is a thin tissue that divides your middle ear and outer ear canal…
A foreign object is something that is in the body but doesn't belong there. It may be inserted into the body accidentally or intentionally.
Normally, the Eustachian tube drains fluid from your ears to the back of your throat. If it clogs, otitis media with effusion (OME) can occur.
Ear barotrauma, also known as airplane ear, is a condition that causes ear discomfort when you experience pressure changes, such as altitude change.
Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear. It's not known what causes it, but there are a variety of treatments available to help with the symptoms.
Read about outer ear infection and its symptoms, treatments, and home remedies.
Labyrinthitis is an inner ear disorder in which a nerve that detects head movement becomes inflamed. Here's how it's treated.
Acoustic trauma is an injury to the inner ear that's often caused by exposure to a high-decibel noise. Learn about the symptoms and treatment options.
Vertebrobasilar circulatory disorders are a group of diseases in which not enough blood is supplied to the back of the brain. Read about the symptoms.
Temporal arteritis occurs when the temporal arteries, which supply blood to the head and brain, become inflamed or damaged.
A typical human skeleton consists of 206 bones. Bones are constantly being broken down and rebuilt. If this process is altered, bones can break down and re-form…
Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) is a disorder that causes tumors to form on nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Learn about brittle bone disease and what causes it. Find information on the types, symptoms, and treatment options.
Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Chickenpox can live on in your nervous tissues.
A brain tumor is the growth of abnormal cells in your brain. Whether the growth is cancerous or not, any brain tumor is serious. Symptoms can include both cognitive and…
Reye's syndrome is a rare condition that strikes without warning. It most often affects children ages 4 to 12 who are recovering from a viral infection.
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