Otitis Media

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  • Topic: Otitis media, Middle ear, Eustachian tube
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  • Published : October 13, 2008
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Otitis media is an inflamation of the middle ear. “Otitis” means inflammation of the ear, and “Media” means middle . Otitis Media is usually of rapid onset and short duration. It is typically associated with a bulging of the eardrum, accompanied by pain, and fever can be present. Both middle ear inflammation and fluid accumulation are required for a diagnosis of acute otitis media. Accompanied by other evidence of infection, such as fever, ear pain, and cold symptoms. The usefulness of antibiotics in the treatment of ear is immediate treatment with high-dose amoxicillin (80 to 100 mg per kg of body weight per day orally) for 7 days. A cure can be tympanoplasty, which is a microsurgery to reconstruct the ear. Therapy can include typanocentesis, to delineate the etiology of acute otitis media, which is to clean the ear with mild detergent . Mostly children get Otitis Media, since they are at higher risks due to their poor prognosis. Otitis Media is not inherited. Body

Otitis media is an infection of the middle ear. It can be acute, which means symptoms begin suddenly and are severe; chronic, which means they occur frequently, usually lasting for one month or longer; and with effusion, which means there is fluid behind the ear drum. It is this particular disorder because Otitis media symptoms may also include fever, pain, outward bulging of the eardrum, headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and temporary difficulty with hearing. (provide proof)In most cases, ear infections are treated with antibiotics, sometimes combined with anti-inflammatory drugs. Your doctor may give you eardrops, and recommend acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for pain. Holding something warm against the ear, such as a heating pad set on low, can also relieve pain. With treatment, an ear infection usually clears...
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