Earache - Ear pain
Pain in the ear may be derived from the ear canal or middle ear. Sore ears can be caused by many things such as fluid in the middle ear inflammation or the trapping of wax in the outer ear, which eventually form a plug. A frequent cause of ear pain in children is otitis media that feels like strong ear pain, tightness in the ears, ringing in the ears and hearing loss as the most frequent symptoms - maybe a fever. And then burst eardrum and bloody pus coming out of the ears that makes the pain subside. The most common cause of ear pain is called "Cold-ears" where the cold may be closing off the tube that goes from the nose to the middle ear, which means that you get a sense of hearing impairment or "flap of the ear." At the same time, the potential of middle ear fluid, and there may be negative pressure in the ear, and it is this pressure which is the cause of the pain.
About 40 percent of all ear pain is not due to the ear as such, but suffering elsewhere in the head and neck area, but with radiation to the ear. In some cases, problems in the throat or the mouth, such as tonsillitis or toothache, can also cause earache. The most common so-called secondary causes of ear pain is eg Toothache, Wisdom teeth, Sinuses and Jaw.
Pain in the ear
In children, due to pain in the ear often otitis media, while the adults will often be signs of either inflammation of the ear canal or Ear wax, which has formed the stopper. It inhibits hearing, but can also hurt. Eczema in the ear can also cause pain. Ear pain occurs frequently in children, chiefly as a complication of colds, sore throat or flu. So-called "Cold-ears", which can create negative pressure in the tube, which underpressure causes pain. In rarer cases, ear pain be a side effect resulting from toothache, wisdom teeth, sinuses or jaw problem. Ear ache and slight fever can be relieved with paracetamol for example Pamol Flash Panodil or Pinex. Also nasal spray for nasal congestion can often relieve the pressure in the ears and create better passage. The pain is worse when lying down, so it helps if you raise the headboard on the child's bed.
Otitis media - Middle ear inflammation
Middle ear infection, the disease most often occur in young children. In fact, every fourth child within the first few years of life otitis media and in school has 8 out of 10 children had Otitis media. There are several different types including middle ear catarrh, or "Red ear drums" that very often seen with colds or flu. The condition usually disappears with the cold. Acute otitis media caused by inflammation of the middle ear with bacteria. The disease occurs mainly in young children. There is pain in the ear and usually fever, perhaps pus in the ear canal. Fluid in the middle ear behind the eardrum occurs when the ear trumpet sealed in a little longer, mostly because of repeated colds, polyps in the nasal passages or in the aftermath of an acute otitis media. There are persistent "flap sensation" and hearing loss.
Symptoms of the child by middle ear infection? Otitis media often start with a cold and general symptoms such as cough and snotty - and possibly conjunctivitis. In mild cases of otitis media, there is only a feeling of congestion and ease pain in the ear. In between cases, be considerable pain, and the child will typically cry inconsolably. In the worst cases of otitis media are high fever. It is typical that the pain is worst at night when the child lies with his head low. Children with ear pain and fever should always be examined by a doctor.
Eardrum: In some children burst (perforate) the eardrum, and matter, perhaps mixed with blood flowing out of the ear canal. When matter flows out of the ear, the child has actually cured himself. In almost all children will hole close by itself in a few days without hearing takes damage. Such spontaneous ruptures of the eardrum grows easily together. Adults can also get otitis media, but adults will hurt the ears often be a sign of inflammation in the ear canal. The inflammation in the ear canal may be itching and may spill some of the liquid out of the ear. Another cause of ear pain in adults may be jammed wax forming the plug.
Treatment: otitis can be treated with ear drops, a prescription. Pain in the ear and mild fever will often be enough paracetamol for example Pamol Flash Panodil or Pinex - and nasal spray. Ear drops may also be given to the ear pain. Whether otitis media treated with antibiotics, depending on whether the child has fever, pain, have a cold - and the gradient duration. Drain the ears may be necessary if the child has had multiple recurrent otitis media - and penicillin do not help. The drain pipe is extremely small, which is set in the tympanic membrane in order to provide drainage for the inflammatory and fluid from the middle ear. The drains fall out by itself after a while.
Earwax - Wax plugs
Earwax, also known by the medical term cerumen, is a yellowish wax, formed into the outer edge of the ear canal. Ear wax is hydrophobic and germicide and thus represents some protection of the ear. By nature's ear canal self-cleaning, since earwax normally flows slowly out of the ear canal and thus cleans the ear. However, if the wax does not flow out normally, the wax can settle in the ear canal as a solidified plug. The abundance and wax plugs, can lead to the pressure at the eardrum, and will often reduce the hearing. Use the towel, washcloth, towel or similar to remove the superfluous wax - never cotton buds.
Canal diameter is about 6 mm. A cotton swab diameter is about 4 mm. If you use cotton swab in the ear push wax farther into the ear canal. Earwax that is pushed into the innermost part of the ear canal, have great difficulty getting out again. Using the swab can lead to ear gradually clog, and then there's possibly inflammation. At the same time delicate skin in the ear canal and do not tolerate very well irritation from cotton buds, matchsticks, hairpins or whatever can be imagined. Therefore never use cotton swab or the like in the ear. Is ear closed with wax, rinse it out with 37 degrees hot water and an ear syringe or eg Audi Spray (available at pharmacies) or it must be a doctor or ear doctor for cerumen sucked out.
Ear rinsing with vinegar water. Do you have inflammation of the ear, you can flush the ear with vinegar water and an ear irrigation syringe. Use a mixture of household vinegar and water in the ratio 1:10 (1 cup vinegar in 1 liter of water). The mixture should be lukewarm, preferably 37 degrees. Subsequently, you can become dizzy, but it only lasts a few minutes. Do you also use ear drops, wait for 10 minutes to the ear is completely dry before dripped.
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