Symptoms of otitis media - easy to identify

June 1, 2014

 Symptoms of otitis
 Otitis this type is most common in children, although it may be ill adults and, in very rare cases, the elderly. What are the symptoms of otitis media?


The symptoms of otitis media

Typical symptoms of the disease:

  • Ear pain;
  • Hearing impairment (usually, hearing recovers within a few days after the first symptoms of the disease);
  • High body temperature;
  • Nausea, vomiting and malaise;
  • Purulent discharge from the ears.

I should say a few words about the pain in the ears. It is the most characteristic symptoms of otitis media Otitis media - children's problem  Otitis media - children's problem
 But always speaks of an ear infection. Sometimes a slight pain in the ears appear, for example, as a result of accumulation in the middle ear mucus after the common cold (in such cases, it passes through a couple of days), or because of dental problems.


Symptoms of external otitis

External, or otitis externa - an infection of the external auditory meatus, the easiest and common form of otitis media. The most common symptoms of otitis media in adults:

  • Pain in the ear - can be blunt or acute, mild to moderate, rarely - very strong. Many patients complain of a feeling of pressure in the ear, and pain when touching the ears;
  • The weakening of the hearing;
  • Increased body temperature (the symptom rather seldom observed in adults);
  • Ringing in the ears.

In the most severe forms of otitis externa may experience discharge from the ears.

In young children, the external otitis more often than adults, causes fever and general weakness. Children who can not yet complain of pain in this disease often touched and plucked the ears. However, frequent contact with various parts of the body - the natural element cognitive processes, so that the feature may indicate an ear infection only if there are other symptoms of otitis media.

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 Penetrated into the gastrointestinal tract can be observed symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting. Most children with the loss of appetite, and attempts to feed them can cause irritation and crying. There may also be problems with sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
   - At waking the child may be sluggish and lethargic, because of the pain he had difficulty falling asleep and usually overnight wakes frequently usual.

Yellow or white discharge from the ears are almost always a sign of infection, but with external otitis, this symptom is rare.


Symptoms of malignant otitis

The first symptoms of this variety otitis media are usually a pain in the ear canal and ear, pus from the ears and mild fever. As the infection spreads to the bones, begins compacting and inflammation of the skin over the temporal bone, especially strong - around the ear. In many patients, the body temperature rises dramatically. In some cases, malignant otitis also causes facial paralysis - usually shortly after the treatment, he passes, and the mobility of the facial muscles completely restored.


Symptoms of internal otitis

Three of the most characteristic symptoms of otitis media of the inner ear, or labyrinthitis - dizziness, hearing loss and dizziness. Symptoms can range from mild to strongly expressed. For example, some patients with internal otitis Otitis - than could face an ear infection  Otitis - than could face an ear infection
   experience only mild lightheadedness and small balance problems, and others during the illness suffer from severe vertigo and as serious violations of the vestibular system, that they could not stay on his feet. The same applies to have hearing loss: some patients hear only a little worse than usual, others for some time completely lost hearing.

Dizziness may be aggravated by movements of the head, in the dark, with very tired, and during menstruation. For this reason, patients who, despite his illness, continued to operate, it is necessary to complete recovery refrain from driving vehicles and work equipment, which is potentially dangerous to themselves or others.

In addition, when the inner otitis commonly observed symptoms are the same as for other forms of otitis media - ringing or noise in the ears, discharge from the ears, ear pain, nausea and / or vomiting, fever. In severe cases there may be blurred or double vision visible objects.

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Spray throat assistance at short notice

October 24, 2011

 Spray throat
 Spray throat is often a real salvation in the autumn-winter period, when our life burst acute respiratory viral infections (ARI). Who has ever been ill with SARS, he knows how unpleasant sensation of constant tickling, rawness and dryness in the throat, from which you want to get rid of as soon as possible.

 Spray throat assistance at short notice

Why can sore throat

Sore throat often in the development of viral or bacterial infection, it can rarely be fungal or mixed infection. Affected are different departments of the throat.

Thus, sore throat may occur as a mucosal inflammation of the pharynx (pharyngitis), and then the patient concerned dry, scratchy throat and burning at normal or slightly elevated temperature.

But if inflamed tonsils and the process becomes purulent, the temperature rises high, and there are difficulties in swallowing - a sign of purulent (or follicular lacunar) angina.

If you sit voice and it becomes difficult to breathe, it means inflamed and swollen mucous membrane of the larynx and vocal cords (laryngitis) - this is a very dangerous condition, but it usually occurs in children. Adults simply appears hoarseness.

All of these diseases require different treatment strategies.

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   in adults can be quite conventional home agents in the form of a warm drink in combination with a spray, then with angina Angina - is it worth it to carry "on their feet"?  Angina - is it worth it to carry "on their feet"?
   appointed antibiotics and gargling, which can also be combined with the use of sprays.

Pain and other unpleasant sensations in the throat can occur in chronic pharyngitis and laryngitis - these diseases require treatment at an otolaryngologist, who as part of a treatment may appoint and spray.

 Spray throat assistance at short notice

What are Throat sprays

Sprays (aerosols) for the throat are different and they are intended for the treatment of various diseases and relieving various symptoms.

For the treatment of pharyngitis and laryngitis suit sprays such as Hexoral, kameton, ingalipt, kamfomen, stopangin, kollustan.

If you are concerned strong burning and rawness in the throat, the suit kameton - except for antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, it also has analgesic properties. Dry throat sprays perfectly remove such as kamfomen and ingalipt. Strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties have ingalipt, stopangin. When mixed - bacterial and fungal infections suitable spray Hexoral. Kollustan - a softer spray, it is better to use when not too pronounced manifestations of pharyngitis and laryngitis, including the chronic course of the disease.

In chronic inflammatory processes in the pharynx and larynx funds are required for hygienic oral care. In this case, suitable moisturizing lotion spray on Swiss spring water with extracts of edelweiss, sage Sage - cvyaschennaya grass  Sage - cvyaschennaya grass
   and peppermint Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness  Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness
 Containing no preservatives. He has a gentle effect on the mucous membrane of the pharynx and larynx, moisturizing and protecting it from dryness, sore and sore throat. This spray can also rent a small swelling of the mucosa, eliminate some hoarseness, dissolve mucus, resulting in inflammation. Spray washes pathogens from the mucous membrane of the larynx and pharynx, improves local immunity and has a mild anti-inflammatory effect.

 Spray throat assistance at short notice

How to use the spray for the throat

The main advantage for a throat spray is a high concentration of drugs, which is formed at the site of application.

In order to spray the throat better to act before it is necessary to remove the application of excess mucus - throat rinse thoroughly with warm water.

When pharyngitis and laryngitis are sprays without the metering valve.

Spray spray you must first remove the sprayer cap or if there is a removable attached to the drug dispenser, then wear it. Then spray gun several times pressed, ensuring that the solution is entered into a spray bottle and stood after pressing a steady stream and then introduced into the oral cavity as far as possible (language should be omitted), hold their breath (sprays can not breathe) and click on sprayhead twice directing spray in different directions. After spray application to the mucosa is desirable not to swallow saliva and hold the drug for at least three minutes. Nor can drink or eat after spray. Removable sprayer before and after use should be washed with hot water.

Since you can not breathe spray (may occur reflex respiratory arrest) should be used with caution in the treatment of their children, while applying only those sprays that can actually be applied to children in accordance with the instructions supplied.

Galina Romanenko

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