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Otitis media with effusion how it affects a child

OM with effusion is the basic stage of OM which can form acute OM later on and eventually it caan get severe and in each stage it effects child differently.in basic stage it can cause hearing problems which will eventually get serious with the severity in disease accompained with pain and fever.

Commonest complication of chronic suppurative otitis media is

CSOM is a perforated tympanic membrane with persistent drainage from the middle ear. The chronically draining ear can be difficult to treat.Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Proteus species, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and diphtheroids are the most common bacteria cultured from chronically draining ears.Anaerobes and fungi may grow concurrently with the aerobes in a symbiotic relationship.

What is otitis media

It is an ear infection which occurs between ear drum(the end of the outer ear) and the inner ear. It is basically inflammation of the middle ear which begins with otitis media effusion(that is pain less) then acute OM forms and then it get chronic.

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OM is an ear infection which happens due to Inflammation of the middle ear.May also involve inflammation of mastoid, petrous apex, and perilabyrinthine air cells.Young children with otitis media may be irritable, fussy, or have problems feeding or sleeping. Older children may complain about pain and fullness in the ear (earache). Fever may be present in a child of any age and furthermore signs of upper respiratory system may also be present.

Acute otitis media with effusion

Make sure that you visit a doctor for a proper diagnosis.Otitis media with effusion (OME) is fluid in the middle ear space; it does not include the symptoms of an acute ear infection. It is most often due to a bacterial infection.