Antibiotics That Help Treat Ear Infections

Certain ear infections caused by bacteria can be treated using antibiotics. However, most children as well as adults tend to get better without any medication. Stuffy nose, sore throat as well as fever along with an earache indicates a possible infection. Call the doctor before you give any antibiotic to children. In case of adults, some of the over-the-counter antibiotics may help in curing the infection. Let us have a look at antibiotics that help treat ear infections. Treatment of Ear Infections That Treats Ear Infections The ear infection is…

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Sore throat: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Everyone experiences sore throat, especially during a cold infection. Many times, it’s hard to decide whether one has a viral or bacterial infection leading to a sore throat. This article will cover some information that will help you learn more about a sore throat. What is a Sore Throat? The itchy, irritating, scratchy and painful sensation in the throat is referred to as sore throat. It makes it very difficult to swallow and the throat feels dry and scratchy. It usually lasts for a few days and can be managed…

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Home remedies for earache

Home remedies for earache Earache is a painful condition that can be experienced by anyone. It takes away your concentration, disrupts your sleep and affects eating. Sometimes the condition is not so severe that you need to rush to a doctor. Instead you can try the home remedies for one or two days to get the much needed immediate relief. We explain the home remedies for earache over here. Application of Heat on earache Heat treatment is a wonderful remedy for earache. There are several ways to apply heat. You…

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Earache : Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Earache Earache is characterized by sharp pain in the ear which is common in both children and adults. The internal structures of the ear are vulnerable to infection which is the main reason behind earache. Inflammation occurs in the following regions: Myringitis- inflammation of ear drum Otitis media: infection of middle ear and eardrum Otitis externa: skin infection in the outer ear canal Symptoms associated with Earache Pain in internal and external air Jaw pain Normal hearing impaired Ringing in ear High temperature 38 degree C or above Cold, coughing,…

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Pharyngitis : Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Pharyngitis Pharynx is the part of the throat situated immediately inferior to (below) the nasal cavity, posterior to the mouth and inflammation of the pharynx is called Pharyngitis. It’s a very common infection that can happen to anyone. We shall discuss the details in the following content. Symptoms of pharyngitis The symptoms of pharyngitis are varied and it depends on the nature of the infection. Usually the following symptoms are experienced during pharyngitis. Sore throat Fever Pain in ears Headache Body ache Sneezing Runny nose Stomach ache Vomiting, nausea Loss…

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Vertigo : Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Introduction to vertigo Vertigo is the most common type of dizziness (light-headedness or faintness or unsteadiness). It is the false sensation of motion, usually rotational motion, either oneself or surrounding.1 It occurs as a result of disturbance in the balance mechanism in the body or vestibular system. The vestibular system consists of structures of the inner ear, the vestibular nerve, brainstem, and cerebellum. These structures are responsible for integrating sensory stimuli and movement and for keeping objects in visual focus as the body moves.2 When head moves, an apparatus in…

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Tinnitus : Causes and treatment

Introduction to C Unusual perception of sound (buzzing, ringing, roaring, whistling or hissing) in the head or ears, in the absence of any external acoustic (sound) sources is medically termed as tinnitus. The word tinnitus is derived from the Latin word, tinnire, which means ‘to ring.’ In UK, approximately 1 in 10 people are affected by tinnitus at some point of their lives while in America 1 in 7 or 8 people are affected by tinnitus.1,2 It is commonly prevalent among adults aged 40–80 years and occasionally in children. The…

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Hearing loss and deafness : Causes, diagnosis and treatment

Introduction to hearing loss and deafness Hearing impairment, which means that there is either a partial loss in hearing or complete deafness, and it can be permanent or temporary. Sound is measured by its loudness or intensity (measured in units called decibels) and its frequency is measured in units called hertz. Hearing loss is described, depending on the slight, mild, moderate or severe levels of hearing intensities or frequencies and is associated with speech. Those whose hearing loss is more than 90 decibels are considered deaf.1 Hearing loss can occur…

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Eustachian tube : Anatomy and physiology

Introduction to Eustachian tube Eustachian tube is also known as pharyngotympanic tube. It connects the middle ear cavity to the nasopharynx. The Eustachian tube removes the mucus from the middle ear into nasopharynx by the mucociliary action. Mucociliary action prevents the infection from entering the middle ear. The Eustachian tube also aerates the middle ear. The opening of the Eustachian tube helps in equalizing the atmospheric pressure in the middle ear. Closing of the Eustachian tube helps in protecting the middle ear from unnecessary pressure fluctuations and loud sounds. Anatomy…

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Ear wax: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Introduction to ear wax Ear wax, also called cerumen is produced in the outer ear canal and additional stuff like oil, sweat and dead skin. The major component of ear wax is keratin, which is formed from the dead cells. Formation of ear wax is a part of body’s defense mechanism and is necessary for trapping dirt and preventing the microorganisms from reaching the tympanic membrane or the eardrum, thus causing harm to it and later damaging the middle and inner ear. While the presence of very little wax in…

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