Otitis

What are typical symptoms of otitis media?

A middle ear infection in a small child is sometimes not so easy to recognize. On the one hand, you can not see anything on the outside; on the other hand, babies and small children can generally not describe their complaints. Regardless, there are typical signs and symptoms:

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At what age are children particularly susceptible to otitis media?

An acute middle ear infection is particularly common between the ages of half and three years. By the age of 10, 4 out of 10 children get sick at least once.

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How do I recognize a middle ear infection in my child?

Earache and fever after a previous cold are especially suspicious for a middle ear infection. The pressure on the anterior ear cartilage typically triggers a defense reaction of your child ("tragus pain").

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Should I go to the pediatrician for middle ear infection of the child?

In principle yes, the treatment and above all the protective control of a middle ear inflammation belong in the hand of the physician.

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How dangerous is acute middle ear infection?

Although an acute otitis media with fever and earache is a common cause for the parents' nights sleepless, but it is not something serious in the normal case. 8 out of 10 middle ear infections heal without consequences.

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My child is hearing badly due to the middle ear infection: what to do?

A middle ear infection often leads to an acute hearing loss in the child, because the middle ear of mucus and pus is blocked. In order to avoid serious consequences or permanent hearing loss, it is important not to let this condition become chronic. Only because of the language development a longer lasting hearing loss in the child should be prevented.

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Does a middle ear infection need to be treated with antibiotics or antipyretics?

No, only in exceptional cases the use of antibiotics is required for uncomplicated middle ear inflammation (otitis media acuta). Also antipyretic means are usually neither necessary nor useful for the cure.

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Does the rapid insertion of a tympanic tube in middle ear inflammation bring benefits?

Middle ear inflammation (otitis media) in children between the ages of 1 and 3 leads to a pelvic effusion in almost every third case, which affects the hearing. Sometimes a small surgical procedure is necessary for the treatment.

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Is a hole in the eardrum dangerous?

Usually not. If the eardrum is pierced by the doctor as part of otitis media (otitis media) or if a purulent breakthrough occurs, the hole usually heals itself well.

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Can my child swim in spite of tympanostomy tubes?

Yes, in principle your child may swim after surviving (!) Otitis media even if it has an inserted tympanic tube in the eardrum.

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What is the "tragus pain"?

In your toddler, you recognize earache on the defense when pressure on the anterior ear cartilage. This reaction is called tragus pain.

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What is the second most common disease in children?

40% of all children develop at least once of a otitis media (otitis media) up to the age of ten. It is the second most common illness after the cold and the most frequent reason for a doctor's visit.

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