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Hi Doctor, Mere kaan ke parde me chhed hai yeh bina operation ke kaise theek ho sakta hai kya. Medicine se theek ho jaayega?

Hi Doctor, Mere kaan ke parde me chhed hai yeh bina operation ke kaise theek ho sakta hai kya. Medicine se theek ho j...
You have a perforated eardrum and it needs surgery called tympanoplasty. If the hole is small it may heal with time and medicines have no role in eardrum injury.
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What is csom? is a complication for it? and tell me something about microcephaly.

What is csom? is a complication for it? and tell me something about microcephaly.
Chronic suppurative otitis media (csom) is a chronic inflammation of the middle ear and mastoid cavity. It is predominantly a disease of the developing world. Clinical features are recurrent otorrhoea through a tympanic perforation, with conductive hearing loss of varying severity.
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Secretion in ear crystallization forming and hardening of internal wall, narrowing of the ear opening. Please tell me to cure this problem asap.

Secretion in ear crystallization forming and hardening of internal wall, narrowing of the ear opening. Please tell me...
You should consult ent surgeon for physical check up and guidance about line of treatment. It can be wax, it can be discharge mixed with pus due to infection inside ear. So physical check up is needed for the treatment. If it is wax it can be removed by moisten it with oil. But if it is infection than you need to go for proper treatment to cure infection. You can consult me at Lybrate for homoeopathic treatment and further guidance.
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Middle Ear Infections - Everything You Should Know!

Middle Ear Infections - Everything You Should Know!

The human ear is divided into three parts, namely the outer, middle and inner ear. All these parts function in coherence with each other and help us in converting vibrations into sound and information. The middle ear consists of the air space between the inner ear and the outer ear and contains the bones that transmit the vibrations of the outer ear and translate them into information. This area is prone to infections, especially among children and thus may cause discomfort or pain

Symptoms of middle ear infections: Middle ear infections primarily tend to manifest themselves as inflammation of the tissues and buildup of fluids. Some of the symptoms are mentioned below.

Infections in children: Middle ear infections primarily occur in children although it can occur in adults as well. Some of the common symptoms could be:

  • Ear pain either sitting or standing up and especially while lying down
  • Irritability and crying, which in infants could translate to more than usual crying 
  • Problems with sound and difficulties in hearing
  • Fluid buildup causing balance related problems
  • Discharge of fluid in certain cases
  • Unable to sleep and also loss of appetite
  • In some cases children may have high fever

Causes of middle ear infections: The primary cause of middle ear infection is due to the presence of bacteria or virus in the area. The Eustachian tube, which runs from the middle ear to the back of the throat, is connected to nasal passages as well. Any infection that affects the throat or the nose may also affect the middle ear through this tube. Primary causes for the infections could be

  • Cold or flu like symptoms, which then infect the middle ear as well
  • Otitis media, which is the buildup of fluid and inflammation either due to the presence of bacteria and viruses or even without it
  • Seasonal infections, which are common during late autumn or winters
  • Air pollution is also known to be a factor
  • Infection from others, especially in the case of children when they are part of a group care
  • Children from 6 months to 2 years are also susceptible to middle ear infections as their immune systems are much less developed.

Treatment of middle ear infections: Usually, middle ear infections resolve on their own within a day or so. You can try warm compress with a soft piece of cloth to ease the pain. However, if pain persists for too long then antibiotic medications may be required to fight the infection with pain relief medications to lessen the pain and discomfort.

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I think I have cotton from an earbud stuck in my ear. But I am not sure. It's been 2 days now and everything seems normal. Should I be worried?

I think I have cotton from an earbud stuck in my ear. But I am not sure. It's been 2 days now and everything seems no...
As you have any symptoms, you need not to worry and just to be sure the cotton bud has gone out you can show a doctor. The cotton bud might not have got stuck inside.
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Hidden Ear Problem In Children!

Hidden Ear Problem In Children!

Ear problems can strike any individual of any age, and be very troublesome. It can even impair normal life. However, children are especially vulnerable to these and all diseases because their immune systems have not developed to full strength yet. There are several kinds of ear diseases that may affect children.

Which is the most common type of ear ailment that affects children?

The human ear has the three parts: the inside, the middle and the outside. Children are most prone to acquiring diseases of the middle ear that can impede their hearing temporarily or permanently. The liquid is accumulated in this part of the ear in affected children. Along with mild deafness, related trouble like a pain in the ear may also be caused. Antibiotics are the most common treatment in these cases.

Symptoms: What gives away hidden ear disease in children?

Ear diseases are difficult to detect in children, as the middle ear is not visible with the naked eye, and children most often do not complain of pain there. These symptoms are helpful in detecting if there really is a problem-

• Pain in the ears
• The pain inside the head
• Liquid coming out of the ear
Fever
• Losing the will to eat
• Difficulty hearing

The most common childhood hearing ailments-

Following are the (hidden) ear diseases that affect the most number of infants and children-

• Acute otitis media - This is a severe infection of the middle ear, causing pain and irritation there. Fluid discharges are also common. The child should be taken to visit an Ear-Nose-Throat specialist. They will treat her/him with antibiotics, as the underlying cause is mostly bacteria.

• Otitis media with effusion - This occurs after an ear infection is generally over, and the child does not feel any discomfort. However, the doctor senses fluid build up and infections still present in the ear. This condition mostly heals on its own.

• Congenital hearing loss - The child may have been born with hearing loss. This happens if congenital hearing loss runs in the family, or if the mother had major diseases like diabetes. Another possibility for hearing loss is that the baby may have been born with disorders of the brain or the nervous system.

• Acquired hearing loss - The child may develop hearing loss in her/his lifetime due to reasons like chicken pox, influenza or serious damage to the head.

Hearing loss or ear diseases are somewhat common across age and generations of people, but they also can hinder your normal functioning. If you suspect your child has one, you should take her/him to a specialist immediately and try to test if she/he has any of the above disorders.

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I had pricked inside my ears using a hair pin. It has been paining from 2 days. Since it's sunday there are no ent specialist available. I'm using ciplox ear drops. I won't go deaf right?

I had pricked inside my ears using a hair pin. It has been paining from 2 days. Since it's sunday there are no ent sp...
Do not worry about that. 1.use cotton while taking bath .and see that water does go inside 2.continue the drops (5 days) 3.do not blow or do not valsalva maneuver 4.hydrate well and use paracetamol for 3 days if it is causing discomfort.
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Doctor, Their is hole in my right eardrum. Please tell me how to cure this problem asap

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Their is hole in my right eardrum. Please tell me how to cure this problem asap
You have perforation of ear drum and need surgery for its complete cure. Surgery called" myringoplasty" is done.
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I have small hole in eardrum caused by slap. Ent doctor have given antibiotics and ear drop. Suggested to keep it dry. I am having sense of damped voice similar to high altitude doctor said it would heal within month as hole self heal can you suggest me something for self healing. Or what chances it would not heal.

I have small hole in eardrum caused by slap. Ent doctor have given antibiotics and ear drop. Suggested to keep it dry...
There is nothing that you can do heal the hole in eardrum. You have normal good food, and do not swim or go underwater and the hole will heal by itself.
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