The term Otitis Media is used for defining a grouped of disease that impacts the middle ear. It is basically a kind of infection that happens in the ear accompanied with symptoms of sharp and shooting pain along with heaviness. One would noticed decreased appetite in such patients followed with pus and oozing of liquid in other cases too.
HOW IS OTITIS MEDIA DIAGNOSED?
The doctor will ask questions of previous ear infections in the past and ask to describe the current symptoms. They will use an otoscope to look inside the ear. The doctor may also do other tests:
• Tympanometry, which uses a small handheld instrument to measure changes in air pressure in the ear. It can indicate if the eardrum is ruptured
• Reflectometry, in which a doctor places a small instrument near the ear that makes a sound. That allows the doctor to see if fluid is present behind the eardrum.
• A hearing test if your child has had persistent ear infections.
HOW IS OTITIS MEDIA TREATED?
Considering this disease is caused because of bacteria, the most common treatment form here is also antibiotics. Such individuals have to be given high doses of antibiotics and also need to wear the Tympanostomy tube if there are recurrences of the infection.
DID YOU KNOW?
Genetics can also play a role in increasing a child’s risk of getting Otitis Media.