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Otitis media 👂👂

Otitis media 👂👂

Otitis media 👂👂
Otitis media occurs most often due to a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear. This disease is one of the most common diseases among children, as they are more affected than adults.
the reasons:
👈​Respiratory infection, such as a cold or flu🤧.
👈Allergies.
👈Exposure to cigarette smoke🚬🚬. 👈Inflammation of the adenoids or tonsils🤕. 👈For infants, it is due to milk leaking 🍼 into the baby’s ear during breastfeeding due to the wrong breastfeeding position.

Symptoms:
Ear pain, especially when lying down. Difficulty sleeping💤💤.
Crying more than usual and pulling the ear. Not responding to sounds.
Loss of balance.
High temperature (℃38) degrees Celsius or higher🤒.
Discharge from the ear.
Anorexia.

When should you see a doctor?🧑‍⚕️🧑‍⚕️:
👈If symptoms last more than one day. 👈Severe ear pain👂.
👈 Discharge or blood coming out of the ear 👂.
👈 The presence of symptoms in a child less than 6 months old.
👈 Difficulty sleeping for a child when exposed to a cold infection or other upper respiratory disease.
Complications:
👈Hearing impairment .
👈 Delay in speech or development skills in children.
protection:
👈 When colds occur, it is preferable to treat the infected person, especially children, and not neglect their treatment so that it does not develop into a middle ear infection.
👈Make sure the child takes routine vaccinations💉.
👈 Do not expose the child to cigarette smoke 🚭🚭, shisha, etc. (passive smoking).
👈 Keep the child away from infected people.
👈 Always make sure to raise the baby’s head 👶 slightly while breastfeeding.
👈Breastfeeding for at least 6 months strengthens immunity and makes the child less susceptible to ear infections. ده التهاب الاذن الوسطي