Otitis Pregnancy - self-ruled!

April 23, 2014

 otitis during pregnancy
 Otitis during pregnancy - is not such a rare phenomenon. The fact is that during pregnancy there is a natural decrease in immunity, and any colds can give complication on the ears - otitis. Timely access to a doctor and the appointment of proper treatment would cope with the disease.


Otitis in pregnancy - how dangerous it is?

Otitis media - an inflammation of the ear. And as a human ear is divided into outer, middle and inner, respectively, and otitis media can be an external, middle and inner (the latter is called labyrinthitis).

Otitis externa in pregnancy leads to inflammation of the external auditory meatus. The infection often starts with injury to the skin of the external auditory passage, after which the injured skin gets infected. Frequent removal of ear wax, which protects the skin of the ear passage from external influences, can also contribute to the development of otitis externa.

Otitis externa is manifested by itching, pain, and sometimes a slight rise in temperature, short-term hearing loss, nasal sensation or pressure in the ear, tinnitus. If the process is purulent, the ear can cause discharge. With proper and adequate treatment all the phenomena of external otitis Otitis externa - all the dangers of the disease  Otitis externa - all the dangers of the disease
   pass in a few days.

Otitis media during pregnancy most often is a complication of infection in the nasopharynx. The infection in this case falls into the ear via the auditory (eustachian) tube, which starts in the middle ear and opens into the nasopharynx.

In pregnant women, otitis media occurs in different ways. Sometimes with fever, stuffy ears, hearing loss, tinnitus, headache, severe shooting pains and purulent discharge from the ear - that is, has all the characteristics of this disease. But often during pregnancy, even purulent otitis occur with clearly pronounced symptoms, and in some cases even without the pain and heat - it is one of the peculiarities of pregnancy: the body can not adequately respond to infection due to lower immunity.

Severe pain in the ear during otitis media continue as long as the pus does not make its way into the ear canal, making a hole in the eardrum. Once appear purulent discharge from the ear, decreased or held pain and reduces fever. But the pus from the ear will stand still for about a week, as long as the middle ear is not fully cleared. After that, a hole in the eardrum heals all disturbed functions restored.

Pregnant women in the course of acute otitis erased Acute otitis media: to heal, to not become a chronic disease  Acute otitis media: to heal, to not become a chronic disease
   big enough risk of transition of acute to chronic. Therefore, even when a little pain or discomfort in the ear, contact your ENT doctor.


How to treat otitis media in pregnancy

Some women are afraid to go to the doctor because of the fact that treatment can harm the baby. This is a wrong attitude. Knowing about the pregnancy, the ENT doctor may prescribe treatment for a woman that does not have a negative impact on the fetus. In the early stages of the disease it is not hard to do.

The treatment of otitis media during pregnancy usually begin with the appointment of local medicines. But if purulent otitis media, accompanied by severe pain and high fever, sometimes you want to remove pus from the tympanic cavity (this is done by a puncture) and prescribe antibiotics. For small pregnancy a woman have to tell the doctor about his condition. In this case, he will choose the antibiotic is not contraindicated during pregnancy.

Locally appointed vasoconstrictor nose drops Vasoconstrictor nose drops - use with caution!  Vasoconstrictor nose drops - use with caution!
 . They are well relieve swelling in the auditory tube, which facilitates the condition of patients. But during pregnancy vasoconstrictor drops used with caution, as they can cause constriction of blood vessels of the placenta. In such cases, the ENT doctors recommend the use of vasoconstrictive drops intended for children (eg, 0, 01% nazivin).

Will the pain in the ear and drops otipaks, they can be used during pregnancy. Drops otipaks instill 3-4 drops 2-3 times a day. But if you have the ear of pus (this indicates perforation of the tympanic membrane), ear drops are not administered as drops from entering the middle ear can cause partial loss of hearing.

Warming ear with a strong pain to the ear doctor's examination is not recommended, as the cause of the pain can be the accumulation of pus. Heat will promote vasodilation and increased risk of infection to other organs and tissues, including the brain.

Otitis during pregnancy - how to avoid it? As otitis media in most cases is a complication of a viral infection, a pregnant woman should be as small as possible to visit places with large concentrations of people, especially in the cold season. It is of great importance and strengthening immunity Strengthening the immune system - help the immune system  Strengthening the immune system - help the immune system
 , The best tool for this is regular walking outdoors. ENT doctors also recommend to avoid getting water in your ears while swimming.

Galina Romanenko

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Peony tincture during pregnancy: risk of miscarriage

September 8, 2012

 Peony tincture during pregnancy
 Herbal medicines during pregnancy should be used with great caution and only on prescription. They may be for pregnant women even more dangerous than conventional drugs, as their effects on the structure and the body are not well understood. In addition, the body of a pregnant woman and can respond to the reception of such substances in various ways.

 Peony tincture during pregnancy: risk of miscarriage

Pregnancy and muscle contractions

Since the beginning of pregnancy, the muscle layer of the uterus under the influence of hormones varies considerably. Muscle fibers increased in volume, the formation of new muscle fibers, whereas the interstitial tissue is loosened. This allows the smooth muscle of the uterus to contract quickly and just as quickly to relax - the uterus is preparing to leave, when cuts are needed for the disclosure of the birth canal and the expulsion of the fetus.

But during pregnancy, muscle contractions of the uterus are extremely undesirable because they can lead to removal of the fetus from the uterus. Therefore, the body of a pregnant woman in large quantities produces the female sex hormone progesterone Progesterone - norm and pathology  Progesterone - norm and pathology
 That inhibits smooth muscle of the uterus, and along with other organs of the abdomen and pelvis. Hence the constant constipation Constipation - Watch out for food  Constipation - Watch out for food
   and voiding.

At the same time, it found that the smooth muscle of the uterus does not always depend on the central nervous system. For example, there were cases where childbirth proceeded normally in women with paralysis of the lower half of the body. This suggests that the uterine muscles to contract and can autonomously.

 Peony tincture during pregnancy: risk of miscarriage

As a tincture of peony acts on the body of women in early pregnancy

Peony has a complex chemical composition, in many ways similar to the composition of the rest of the buttercup family of plants. Ranunculaceae considered poisonous plants, which have a pronounced toxic and irritant effect on the human body.

The main active substance of all plants of this family is the essential oil Essential oils and conception: can help the roses?  Essential oils and conception: can help the roses?
 , Which is composed of biologically active substances in large quantities has a toxic effect on the body. However, such substances tincture peony behind Ranunculaceae other, so it has no toxicity, and positive - sedative, antispasmodic, and slight tonic effect on the body. Irritating effect occurs only in the impact on cancer of the stomach - tincture of peony Tincture of Peony - calm and regulate sleep  Tincture of Peony - calm and regulate sleep
   It stimulates gastric acid secretion and increases its acidity.

But during pregnancy impacts peony tincture can be quite unpredictable. At the beginning of pregnancy to take tincture of peony is dangerous because of the possible negative effects on the fetus at a critical period, when he laid the tissues and organs.

 Peony tincture during pregnancy: risk of miscarriage

As a tincture of peony acts on the muscles of the uterus

In folk medicine in many countries known abortifacient effect of peony. Under its influence smooth muscle of the uterus is reduced, which helps to remove the fetus from the uterus.

And as the overall impact of tincture of peony antispasmodic (smooth muscle relaxation, which occurs under the influence of the central nervous system), it can be assumed that the essential oil peony acts directly on the smooth muscles of the uterus, causing its reduction that is absolutely contraindicated in pregnancy, as It may result in an interrupt.

 Peony tincture during pregnancy: risk of miscarriage

As a tincture of peony acts on other organs during pregnancy

Adverse effects peony tincture may exert on the gastrointestinal tract, stimulate the secretion of acidic gastric juice. It is known that during pregnancy most women concerned about heartburn, peony tincture can strengthen it.

Tincture of Peony is contraindicated in violation of liver and kidney function, as an active substance of the medicinal plants can be a long time not excreted from the body. But during pregnancy of the woman all work with double load, including liver and kidney, so it is possible that some of the substances are retained in the body, providing a toxic effect on the body of the woman, and the body of the fetus.

In addition, another possible negative effect on a woman's body and the fetus - a question that has not been studied sufficiently, and the response of each individual woman to a particular drug is often unpredictable.

Thus, despite the positive effect of tincture of peony as a light calming effect on the central nervous system, this drug is not recommended for use during pregnancy.

Galina Romanenko

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