Otitis media

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A photograph of the eardrum, through the ear using an auroscope, in a patient with otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear). Otitis media is an ear infection. Three out of four children experience otitis media by the time they are 3 years old. In fact, ear infections are the most common illnesses in babies and young children.