freephone 0800 862 0373
Sign in to view your quotes
Email address:
Password or PIN:

Forgotten your password? Reset it here.

Ear Infection

Will my health insurance policy cover me for Ear Infection?

What are Ear Infections?

An ear infection, also known as otitis media, is a build-up of fluid in the middle ear.

The middle ear is the space between the eardrum and the inner ear, which is usually filled with air. An ear infection occurs if it gets filled with fluid or mucus, which then gets infected with bacteria.

An acute ear infection is a short-term ear infection that comes on suddenly. A chronic ear infection lasts for a long time or keeps coming back.

How common are Ear Infections?

Ear infections are most common in young children. 75% of cases occur in children under 10 years old.

What are the symptoms of Ear Infections?

The symptoms of an acute ear infection include severe earache, a high temperature, flu-like symptoms and slight deafness. In rare cases of acute ear infection the eardrum will become perforated and pus may run out of the ear.

Chronic ear infection usually has fewer symptoms, but they last for longer and keep coming back. There is more likely to be pus or fluid coming out of the ear with chronic ear infections.

How are Ear Infections treated?

The majority of acute ear infections clear up within a few days without treatment. Perforated eardrums also often heal without treatment.

If treatment is needed it may include antibiotics, painkillers and antihistamines, tympanostomy tubes and surgical procedures.

If you have not received treatment or advice, or suffered any symptoms in the past five years choose a moratorium product.
Back to Eyes & Ears
Ear Infection | Medical Condition | ActiveQuoteTo find out more about Ear Infection, and for advice on the best health insurance policy for you, visit ActiveQuote's medical condition encyclopaedia today.    tweet it on twittershare with your friends on Facebookshare with your friends on MySpaceBlog it on your LinkedIn profile

No.1 health insurance broker as rated by customers

Excellent service. Explained everything in detail and really helped to find the right insurance best suited to my needs - which wasn't necessarily the most expensive. 

Review centre member

Good value and the advisor was very helpful and recommended the best policy for my grandson. I would definitely use this service again and recommend to others.

Review centre member

We were contacted in good time to make a knowledgable choice. We were given plenty of options with lots of information to enable us to make the right choice.

Review centre member

The service I received was excellent, the staff member was very efficient and knowledgable. She went out of her way to get the best policy for me.

Review centre member

Great service. I really appreciated the help provided by Active Quote to arrange health insurance. The agent was very informative and proactive. Many thanks!

Review centre member

I received excellent care and attention from the first phone call till the last. Friendly, efficient and patient.

Review centre member

Staff are very helpful, friendly and polite. They call back when they say they will and keep you up to date with progress. Pleasure to deal with.

Review centre member

Very polite and friendly, and gave detailed explanations of all aspects of the cover. Reassuring to know that if you do have a problem there is someone you can contact.

Review centre member

Friendly and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble even when i needed to make a small change, excellent service.

Review centre member

The advisor was incredibly helpful and fully explained the differences between the policies. I really liked the fact that I was put under no pressure.

Review centre member

Sign up to special offers

Sign-up for our FREE email newsletter to receive the latest offers tailored to your needs:

Please be patient whilst we refine your quotes.

taking too long?
This site is operated by Insurance Broker ActiveQuote Ltd registered in England & Wales company number 6765845.
Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Firm reference number 501109 as detailed on the Financial Services Register. Please read our Key Facts document.
For information about your rights as a consumer visit Citizens Advice.

Our insurance comparison service is free and easy for you to use, but you are responsible for making sure all your information is entered correctly, and for choosing your insurer.

This site uses cookies in order to work correctly - these are not harmful and do not contain personal information. By using this site you consent to this. I understand  Tell me more

please wait ...