Otitis, or ear pain the baby is due to different infections that can attack several parts of this (external, middle or internal) and requires treatment with antibiotics.
For starters, parents should take the child to the pediatrician to determine if it is an infection. The doctor will use a special instrument called an otoscope. Will your little one and determine if the discomfort presents you the small having to do with ear pain or some other ailment that you have not discovered.
You should know that the otitis is very common in children; according to experts 7 out of every 10 children suffer a middle ear infection before their first year.
It is important that parents are informed of the symptoms so that the baby can follow an appropriate treatment. In addition to that your baby, being so wee will not be able to verbalize an earache or less your symptoms.
This is why it is so important that you know to recognize symptoms and go to a specialist
- Discomfort widespread
Mainly, it is cured with antibiotics and painkillers. Also seeks to bring the fever down. The treatment much will depend on the degree of infection present in the baby. Now, remember that all medications, and of course the diagnosis will always be given by the pediatrician. You can't automedicar to your baby even if you feel that you know what you have. Many times it is not so, and you could put seriously at risk your health if you choose to solve the problem by your own means.
What is mastoiditis?
It is an infection caused generally by the otitis of the middle ear. This affects the mastoid bone of the skull, located just behind the ear.
When the child has mastoiditis, treatment is more prolonged.
This condition is more common in children. Before there were antibiotics, mastoiditis was one of the main causes of infant death. The condition is not very common today. It is much less dangerous.
- Drainage from the ear
- Pain or discomfort in the ear
- Fever may be high or increase suddenly
- Hearing loss
- Redness of the ear or behind it
- Swelling behind the ear that can cause it to protrude
You reiterate that you should always consult a specialist before you suspect sore ears and pay close attention to the symptoms that can accompany these pains in your small to avoid that pass to something more complex.