Reading my topics, you probably noticed that my daughter is sick quite often. A bouquet of all the charms is quite diverse. Acute otitis media and we did not pass by. However, most parents probably experienced this not very pleasant disease in a child.
What is acute otitis media?
As a rule, children are more susceptible to this disease, but adults can also get it.
This disease is most often the result of others, such as adenoiditis, nasopharyngeal inflammatory processes, viruses, etc. In acute otitis media, inflammation of the Eustachian tube (middle ear) occurs. Rarely they can get an external path (trauma). If the disease is infectious, such as influenza or measles, then the infection can penetrate through the blood.
The most common symptoms are: sharp acute pain in the ear or in its area and fever. Recently, I myself shot in the ear, the feeling is not pleasant. I can imagine how painful it was to a child who has ears. In addition, the situation is complicated if the child cannot explain at a young age that he has a pain.
How to determine that your child has otitis media?
If the child cannot tell where it hurts, the temperature is elevated and he is behaving restlessly, just click on the tragus, then everything will become clear. If the child is unpleasant, you should immediately contact the doctor, so as not to trigger the situation.
We got sick with a viral illness, our daughter had a fever and she often cried. I could not establish the cause of crying. Watching the baby, I saw that she was holding her ears.
At that time, we fought hard against adenoids, which grew by leaps and bounds. The temperature did not stray and I decided to catch our doctor from the clinic and ask him to come to his house.
The doctor agreed, naturally for a hotel fee. After an internal examination, a diagnosis was made – acute otitis media. We were prescribed a course of antibiotics, since the main disease was already prolonged.
After the acute period, we were prescribed a course of physiotherapy in the clinic (inhalation, UV). After the last course, the problems with the ears did not end. Before the removal, the daughter had otitis media, so far, the whole fluid has not gone, even after the operation.
If you have noticed signs of acute otitis media in your child, immediately consult a doctor to prevent future complications.