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Otitis means inflammation or infection of the ear. It can happen in both humans and other animals. It can affect different parts of the ear:

  • Otitis externa, also called "swimmer's ear", affects the outer ear and ear canal.
  • Otitis media affects the middle ear.
  • Otitis interna affects the inner ear.

Symptons include ear wax, ear-ache and headaches. It often affects sinuses and throat also.