Acute otitis media

Publié par happy-diet vendredi 9 avril 2010

Common in children. May cause severe pain ear infected. There are three types of middle ear infection: acute otitis media, inflammation of the middle ear with infiltration, inflammation and chronic middle ear pus.

Acute otitis media

Caused by a bacterial infection affecting the middle ear. Viruses also may play a role.
Symptoms include sudden earache, pain, fever and feeling unwell General and nervousness.
In some cases, be caused by an infection of the upper respiratory tract or sinuses or false.

And complications of acute otitis media burst eardrum (with the descent of the blood and pus from the ear), and inflammation of the greatness of the mastoids mastoiditis (infection of the bone located behind the ear, causing a redness and swelling accompanied by pain), or meningitis.

Inflammation of the mastoids and meningitis are among the complications are rare.
However, both need to enter the hospital immediately, and the inflammation of the greatness of the mastoids may require surgery. And a burst eardrum allows ease the pressure inside the middle ear, which fails to pain: The healing usually occurs within a few days.

And use different types of antibiotics, along with ear drops, for the treatment of acute otitis media. Although decongestants and antihistamines has yet to prove its effectiveness in influencing the infection, but it may make the patient feel better if you had been suffering from allergy symptoms and nasal congestion. When treatment does not work with antibiotics in the treatment of acute otitis media, is a hole in the eardrum with a needle or scalpel to allow the liquid pus, the aggregate out of the middle ear, the ear canal.

Often repeated case of acute otitis media in some children. If your child is hit three or more episodes of inflammation within six months or less, it may be useful to search for other causes deep. Allergens circulating in the air, and sensitivity to certain foods (eg milk), or HIV, the adenoids swelling, chronic sinusitis, exposure to tobacco smoke, and other reasons may make the child more sensitive to the recurrence of infection. It may be useful to vaccination against two types of bacteria that cause inflammation of the middle ear, Staphylococcus aerobic Streptococcus Pneumonie and influenza bloody Haemophilis Influenzue

If there is no underlying reason behind the frequent infections, the pediatrician recommends a daily low doses of antibiotics for several weeks or months. If the failed treatment with antibiotics, the doctor may propose the introduction of tube through the eardrum to siphon liquid aggregate ear Central.

Inflammation of the middle ear accompanied by Barchah

It is a presence of liquid within the middle ear without symptoms, as in the case of acute inflammation. For the most part, this situation occurs after the demise of severe infection, but the liquid remains. Another reason for poor performance of the channel Astekeus to function and usually because of a cleft palate Cleft Palate, or the common cold, or shock atmospheric pressure.

After the treatment one month, remains a proportion of children up to 40% of those who were acute otitis has a buildup of fluid in their ears Central, while still liquid up to three months after treatment to 10%. May be described with antibiotics if the liquid for a period ranging between two to three months, or if antibiotics were not been used yet. Has also described drug cortisone.

The most serious problem associated with the continuous leaching is the loss of hearing. When a child Sfeir, may lead to hearing loss, speech delay and the development of language abilities he has. And drainage pipes should be embedded under the liquid if the liquid in both ears for three months, although the intake of antibiotics, or if under the liquid in one ear for a period of six months.

Inflammation of the middle ear, pus, chronic

And causing the descent of discharge from the ear for a period of six weeks or more. There may also be a tumor greasy Batablp. Have your doctor prescribes antibiotics and ear drops for the treatment of secretions. If treatment fails, it may be necessary then the use of antibiotics, intravenous, and conduct diagnostic tests, including "hearing fee" Audiogram and computerized tomography, may recommend surgery if the problem persists.

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