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Children Ear Pain Complain Doctor Discovers Shocked inside ear

Children Ear Pain Complain Doctor Discovers Shocked inside ear

مریض کو کچھ دنوں سے کان میں شدید درد تھا، ڈاکٹر کے پاس گیا تو ڈاکٹر نے مریض کے کان سے ایسی چیزیں نکالی کہ سب کے ہوش اڑ گئے

The outer ear, or the part of the ear you see, picks up the vibrations from sound and sends them through the ear drum to the middle ear. Three small bones in the middle ear (the malleus, incus and stapes) pass the sound into the inner ear, or cochlea, making hearing possible. The middle ear is connected to the nose and throat by the Eustachian tube. This allows fluid to drain from, and air to get into the middle ear.

Children Ear Pain Complain Doctor Discovers Shocked inside ear

If the fluid cannot drain because the secretions are too thick or because of inflammation and swelling in the tube, the fluid builds up in the middle ear causing increased pressure, pain and sometimes infection. In very young children the Eustachian tube is small, and sometimes not angled to allow easy drainage of the fluid.

Ear Pain

An earache is a miserable experience at any age. Older children may complain of ear pain, younger children may become very fussy and wake up during the night crying. If they are pulling at their ears and especially if they have a fever and have had cold symptoms, they may have an earache. However, many children who are pulling at their ears but have no other symptoms may just have an itchy ear canal from getting soap or shampoo in it. They may also have just discovered their ears and are playing with them; this may be a comforting habit, or a way of exploring a new part of their body. Temporary ear pain can occur when a child first comes inside from playing in cold weather. This should last only one half hour or less.

Ear pain is not an emergency. There are a number of ways to keep your child comfortable until you can see the doctor.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol or Tempra) in the appropriate dose for your child. This dose can be repeated every four hours.

A warm pack (such as a towel warm from the dryer) on the sore ear, or on both ears. Some children may prefer an ice pack. Try this for 20 minutes every hour.

Have your child rest with the head elevated, either by sitting in a chair or by using pillows; infants can be held or placed in an infant seat.

If the Acetaminophen does not work, or if it is bedtime, you can try a dose of Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) which is now available without a prescription. This medicine usually works very well, and it lasts longer so it can be good at bedtime. The dose can be repeated every six hours.

If all these measures fail, your doctor may call in a prescription for either ear drops or for a medicine containing codeine for pain.

Do not use any ear drops unless your doctor recommends them. Do not plug the ear with cotton, or put anything else in the ear.

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