Conquering Otitis Media: An Illustrated Guide to by Charles D. Bluestone

By Charles D. Bluestone

Approximately ninety% of youngsters have had otitis media, or center ear sickness, by the point they succeed in five years of age. This e-book can help you already know the various types of otitis media which could (or would possibly not) require therapy with an anitbiotic or different medicines, equivalent to over the counter treatments. examining it is going to assist you comprehend the reasons of the an infection; the effect of anitbiotic-resistant micro organism that may reason the affliction; the significance of fluid within the center ear; why a few kids are extra affected than others; and the way to avoid destiny assaults.

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Decker Inc. com Japan Igaku-Shoin Ltd. jp South Korea Seoul Medical Scientific Books Co. , Europe, Scandinavia, Middle East Blackwell Science Ltd. com Australia Blackwell Science, Asia Pty, Ltd. au South Ameria Ernesto Reichman Distribuidora de Livros Ltda.  This is particularly important with new or infrequently used drugs. Page iii Contents Introduction v 1. What Is Otitis Media? 1 2. Who Is Most Affected and Why? 5 3. How Is the Middle Ear Involved in Hearing? 9 4. Where Is the Eustachian Tube and How Does it Work?

Page 4 Are There Other Types of Otitis? Yes. There are other types of infections of the ear, which you should not confuse with otitis media. The ear canal can become infected, usually during swimming, in which case we call it ''swimmer's ear," or external otitis. The middle ear is usually not involved, so external otitis is not otitis media. Also, very rarely, the inner ear can become inflamed, but this is not otitis media either. In Chapter 13, you will see how these other areas of the ear may become infected if a complication of acute otitis media develops.

Using pacifiers is a risk factor, especially in children who are older than 1 year. Sleeping in the prone position (face down) has been found to be associated with an increase in ear disease. Incidentally, young babies are also more susceptible to crib death (sudden infant death syndrome or SII)S) if they sleep lying face down. There is also some evidence that smoke from tobacco and woodburning stoves in the child's house is associated with an increased chance of getting otitis media. Page 8 Table 2-1: Factors Associated with Increased Risk for Otitis Media.

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