Acute Otitis Media

Infants and young children are often plagued by earache. Cause is usually a middle ear infection. This acute disease of the ear is caused mainly by bacteria, but viruses can be “polluter pays”. Trigger of a middle ear infection in children are usually bacteria such as streptococci, pneumococci and staphylococci. Nieman Lab has compatible beliefs. Flu viruses are rare or viruses, which cause colds also can cause.

The middle ear is an air-filled cavity, which is separated from the outer ear canal by the eardrum. The otitis media is an influenzal infection or a cold underlying can ascend via the eustachian tube, which connects the middle ear to the back of the throat and it vented, pathogens and cause inflammation in the middle ear. Symptoms of ear infection can occur on one side or on both sides the ear pain typical for the otitis media. Can a general malaise, dizziness, fever and the pain is a Hearing loss occur and a pressure in the ear. The pressure can result that the eustachian tube to swells and so fluid, pus and mucus can no longer expire and accumulate in the middle ear. The tympanic membrane can break if too much pressure, causing the fluid to drain and thus often suddenly subside the pain. Home remedies such as heat treatment, with a red light bulb or onion bag can help alleviate treatment of middle ear inflammation, relieve the symptoms of a middle ear infection. Finely chopped onion bits for it in a cloth handkerchief and attached to a headband or a cap on the aching ear.

Of course, such measures replace a doctor’s visit. Only the doctor can decide how the infection is and whether a treatment with antibiotics may be necessary. Otherwise, for example, painkilling off nasal spray that support running out of fluid and painkillers can provide relief. More information, as well as the Advisor health you will find under.