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The causes of otitis media in children

Ear pain, discomfort, urgent cry, fever and decreased drinking in infants is one of the manifestations of one of the frequent and very unpleasant childhood disease - inflammation of the middle ear, medically called "otitis media" or "mezotitida".

How is otitis media?

K otitis media occurs frequently during colds or sinusitis, and shortly after their previous attack.
The cause of the bacteria and viruses that penetrate the first of the nose, where he served cold (or upper airway) into the Eustachian tube.
Microbes then through the Eustachian tube which connects the cylinder space behind the rear portion of the nasal cavities, get into the middle ear .
Infections caused by swelling and inflammation of the Eustachian tube may contribute blocked. The air then can freely penetrate into the middle ear and there accumulate fluid and pus. The barrel of the arches, is red and painful.
Voltage eardrum child has pain and inflammation leads to fever.

It may have otitis consequences?

Many parents whose child has an ear infection or just met her face repeatedly troubling question of whether it is a banal childhood disease, or disease that permanently observes the child's hearing. The answer to this question is not straightforward - mostly one-off infection, but require that you visit a doctor if the inflammation is caused by bacteria, and antibiotics. If the inflammation of the middle ear properly controlled before, dispenses with the vast majority without consequences. On the other hand, there are also cases where the infection is not treated and goes from the middle ear cavity to the brain membrane and leads to more dangerous meningitis (inflammation of the brain). Repeated severe inflammation of the middle ear in turn may contribute to the failure of hearing.

Inflammation of the middle ear are very unpleasant child diseases. One of the most common bacterial agents of otitis media are Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, and just before the infections caused by pneumococci can help protect your children vaccinated.


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