Ear Infection Quiz

Take the Ear Infection Quiz

Infections of the middle ear are also called otitis media. They are a common problem during childhood. Three in 4 children have at least one middle ear infection by the time they turn 3. How much do you know about this illness? Take this quiz.

1. An ear infection usually begins with a cold.
2. Otitis media is more common in children.
3. The ear's eustachian tube is the main part of the ear affected in otitis media.
4. The adenoids may also play a role in otitis media.
5. Earache and fever are 2 symptoms of otitis media.
6. Children who live in homes where there is cigarette smoke are more likely to get otitis media.