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Ear Infection (Otitis Media)

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Ear Infection (Otitis Media) Treatment in Chunni-ganj, Kanpur

Otitis media primarily occurs in children, but it can also affect adults. Otitis media occurs due to a cold, sore throat, or respiratory infection and can cause an infection or inflammation in the middle ear.

What is Otitis Media?

Acute otitis media with effusion is a type of ear infection wherein there is a buildup of germs or bacteria in the middle ear space. Due to this, pus forms behind the eardrum, and symptoms such as pressure, pain, and fever occur. This infection is usually very painful.

What are the Symptoms of Otitis Media?

Symptoms of otitis media include -

  • Vexation
  • Sleeplessness
  • Tugging the ears
  • Ear soreness
  • Neck pain
  • Fluid from the ear
  • Fever
  • Vomiting

What are the Causes of Otitis Media?

The auditory tube runs from the middle part of the ear to the rear of the throat. Due to otitis media, this tube becomes swollen and traps fluid within the ear. The blocked fluid ends up inflated.

The auditory tube can be distended due to the following reasons:

  • Sensitivity to germs
  • Cold
  • Flu
  • Sinus infection
  • New teeth growing
  • Exposure to cool climate

How is Otitis Media Diagnosed?

At Apollo Spectra, Kanpur, otitis media can be diagnosed with the following techniques -

  • Using an instrument called an otoscope to examine the ear and to detect redness, swelling, or air bubbles.
  • Using a small instrument to measure the air thrust.
  • A hearing test to diagnose hearing impairment, if any.

How is Otitis Media Treated?

Most otitis media infections can be resolved with home remedies. If these fail to work, other treatments such as antibiotics, medications, homeopathic treatments, and surgery in Kanpur, may be advised.

Home remedies for otitis media include -

  • Applying a warm wet cloth over the inflamed ear
  • Using ear drops
  • Staying hydrated
  • Chewing gum to help relieve pressure

How to Reduce the Risk of Otitis Media?

The following tips can help reduce the risk of otitis media -

  • Prevent common colds and other ailments.
  • Breastfeed your baby. It carries antibodies that may provide safety from ear infections.
  • Consult your doctor about vaccinations.
  • Make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date.

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When to See a Doctor?

If you experience symptoms such as acute ear pain, ear soreness, a tugging sensation in the ear, or fluid coming out of the ear, you should see a doctor.

If these symptoms last for more than a day or occur in a child less than 6 months of age, a doctor should be consulted

1. Can hearing loss occur due to ear infections?

Yes. Temporary hearing loss may occur due to ear infections, because of the buildup of pus. This dampens vibration in the eardrum and causes pain.

2. Can untreated ear infections lead to serious complications?

Yes. Untreated ear infections can cause serious complications such as meningitis and mastoiditis.

3. What causes middle ear infections?

Middle ear infections are caused by bacteria and viruses.


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