Otitis Media

Acute Otitis Media (AOM) is the inflammation of the middle ear caused by infection.

It is recommended for your children to wash their hands regularly and thoroughly to be as hygienic as possible and prevent common infections and other illnesses.
  • Symptoms
  • Ear pain

    or Child pulls on or rubs the ear repeatedly

    common

    Annoyed easily

    or Child is constantly crying

    common

    Poor appetite

    or Lack of sleep

    or Baby not feeling hungry

    common

    Fever

    • Greater than or equal to 38°C (100.4°F), Less than 38°C (100. 4°F)

    • Rapidly developing

    common

    Throwing up

    or Diarrhea

    common

    Difficulty hearing

    • In one ear

    common

  • Risk factors
  • Recent upper respiratory tract infection

    or Inflammation of the nose caused by allergy

    Family history of recurrent Otitis Media

    Cleft lip and/or cleft palate

  • Treatment
  • AOM is typically treated with antibiotics.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Otitis Media, then a visit to an ENT specialist is highly recommended.

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    ENT specialist

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