Common Ear Problems
alice • onHealth & Beauty 8 years ago • 3 min read

When you think of ear infection usually the first thing that comes to mind is a 4 year old child, with red ear canals and screaming in torment because the antibiotics have not worked. The truth is that most people that suffer from ear infection are children but there are many who also suffer from adult ear infection.

Children and adults with severely protruding ears are often the subject of persistent teasing by their peers, resulting in psychological stress and mental anguish. Ear Surgery can eliminate this problem by pinning protruding ears back so they lie closer to the head.

There are several risk factors for infant ear infection. Some of the more common include colds, flus and allergies which may be picked up by a child during daycare and pre school facilities which can then lead to ear infection developing, recurrent infection and changes in climate. Any medication of the ear which is based on natural oil will ultimately reduce the problem of ear mites.

You must keep the environment of your pet free from all the infection. It must be treated for fleas. It will kill the ear mites in the surrounding which may re infect your pet. A common way of doing otoplasty is to make a little incision at the rear side of the ear, in the fold where it joins the head. In so doing, the ear cartilage is exposed. Following the making of the incision, cartilage or skin may be removed, or the cartilage would be reduced and reshaped.

Adults can also get tinnitus from these types of loud environments. Although with adults, it may be harder to avoid. This is because these noises may be a result of their work environment. Blockage of Eustachian tube is considered as the main cause behind occurrence of ear infections. Such blockage may be resulted from factors like allergy, cold, accumulation of fluid (due to presence of viruses and bacteria) in the eardrum and infections of upper respiratory system. Anyone who suspects some degree of hearing loss should undergo hearing tests. Most commonly people come to doubt the efficiency of their hearing when they start experiencing difficulty in correct understanding of conversation between persons or on phone.

As for the ear wax, your cozy little ear bud won't do the magic; instead it can make things worse. Here you can go for an age old therapy called ear candling. Zinc stimulates your white blood cells and antibody production to fight off infections. This mineral is also a powerful anti-inflammatory that helps relieve the pain of sore ears, inflamed throat and swollen glands that are often present with ear problems. When bacteria reaches the middle ear through the Eustachian tube, a number of things happen. First, white cells accumulate in the area to fight off the bacteria. Once the bacteria is killed, the white cells die off. Ear ache in children may also be caused by water from bathing, soap or shampoo retention, or ear canal irritation from cotton buds.

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