Diseases in Children

Otitis a child, the symptoms

Causes of otitis media in children and its treatment.

Besides pain, inflammation of the middle ear can also be accompanied by a runny nose, fever and general weakness.There are cases where acute otitis can quickly move in purulent, while hitting the eardrum, which often leads to chronic otitis media.Traumatic otitis media occurs when the ear and minor injuries during handling sharp objects in it.A common cause of this disease is the presence of chronic infection in the nasopharynx, paranasal sinuses or tonsils.

Can I self-treat otitis media?

Parents can only suspect the disease, and to inspect the child, diagnose and prescribe an effective treatment must be a doctor.In modern practice for the treatment of otitis media is used anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial drugs, nasal lavage, compresses, physical therapy and total therapy.A man with no medical training, is unable to appoint such treatment.In the presence of chronic otitis media may recommend removal of the adenoids.These actions depend on

the actual need and not on the wishes of the parents.

should not do with otitis?

The child is not allowed to make a hot compress (and other physiotherapy), if he has a fever over 38 °.This may adversely affect its condition.The use of boric alcohol, which was previously very often used in the treatment causes burns of the eardrum and ear canal, so the treatment it is not recommended.

What is the danger for the child is otitis media?

incorrect, incomplete treatment or lack of it can lead to complications such as chronic otitis media, hearing loss, facial nerve paresis, irritable meninges, acute mastoiditis (inflammation of the mastoid process of the temporal bone).

How otitis media occurs in a child?

developing the disease, as well as the usual SARS.Ear infestation with first or second or third day of the disease, it may be unilateral or bilateral.Otitis The main symptom is pain in the ear, which is often accompanied by a runny nose, fever and general malaise.Sometimes, acute otitis media may go into purulent form and hit the eardrum.In this case, otitis media can get the chronic form, the main features of which are hearing loss, a hole in the eardrum, which does not grow and the presence of purulent discharge from the ear.

What are the signs of otitis media in a young child?

in children under one year of otitis often have a latent form.Young child is very difficult to diagnose.Recognize otitis media in infants can be on such grounds he refuses to eat, wagging his head, turning away from the mother's breast during feeding.The kid may rub or pull the ear, but it can be painful symptom or regular habit.What would reveal the pain you must click on the tragus (a projection, located near the ear).If a child does not occur pain in the ear, then such an action, he just did not respond.

What is the reason for the frequent occurrence of otitis?

In young children, even very short Eustachian tube that connects the throat and the tympanum, and a wide opening of the pipe is very close to the adenoids.When a child has a sore throat or runny nose, then to the middle ear is easy to fall into isolation and thus there is an infection of the eardrum.Part of getting infections from the throat to the ear contribute to chronic infections in the nasopharynx, paranasal sinuses and tonsils, enlarged adenoids, nasopharyngitis and repetitive cold.And children who are in a horizontal position (not crawling or walking) is hindered outflow of mucus from the nose and throat.Too much blowing the nose is also quite dangerous.

author of the publication: Ivan Kudryavtsev