How to cure otitus

November 28th, 2010 by admin

Otitus is an ENT-disease, that corresponds inflammatory process in an ear. Its symptoms are – pain in an ear, which can be pulsating, darting or aching of various intensity. The pain can extend to different parts of a head and even to teeth. It can become stronger during swallowing, cough and sneezing. Otitus is usually followed by overall weakness, disorder of sleep and appetite, dizziness. The temperature during otitus usually rises up to 38-39 degrees C, but sometimes stays normal. Stuffiness and noise in ear, hearing loss are also typical for otitus. If there is any secretion from an ear (serous, bloody or purulent) it is an indication of tympanic membrane perforation.

Otitus cure

Treating otitus is usually a task of a doctor – otolaryngologist. Treatment starts from diagnostics. Seeing a doctor is necessary in order to indicate the type of otitus and to reduce the risk of choosing the wrong treatment tactics. However if you are not able to see doctor within several hours, you should start home treatment anyway.

Basic otitus treatment

Usually otitus flow together with a basic disease that led to ear inflammation. And otitus cure is possible only after the basic disease has been cured. The treatment of upper airways and nasal breathing recovery are always necessary. A patient should avoid exposure to cold. Immunogens and vitamin complexes are usually prescribed.

During otitus bed rest and light, calorie rich, vitaminized food are recommended.

Antibacterial otitus treatment

This treatment is aimed at microorganisms that caused the inflamation. Antibiotics are applied for such purpose, sometimes together with sulfanamides. All the remedies should be prescribed by the doctor, however some of the drops can be applied right away: Otipax, Otinum, Sofradex. It is forbidden to use the antibiotics that can injure hearing apparatus: Gentamicin, Streptomycin, Amikacin! To reduce the allergization of the body antihistaminic medicine is prescribed. In case of acute ear pain analgesic remedies are taken.

It is necessary to repeat that the exact complex, dosage, optimal way of taking of necessary drugs for otitus treatment should be chosen by a doctor if you want effective results.

Local otitus treatment

When curing otitus the external acoustic duct gets regularly desinfected by 40% ethyl alcohol or irrigated by 2% boric acid solution with further drying by probe covvered with a cotton, or treated 10% synthomycine emulsion.

In case of abundant secretion from an ear during otitus it is recommended to timely (with a help of gauze turundas or probe covered with cotton) remove the discharge, preliminary pouring 5-7 drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide solution pouring into acoustic duct. External acoustic duct is oiled by sterile vazeline or any other liquid oil in order to avoid skin injure.

To provide free breathing more you should drop vasoconstrictive drops in your nose – Naphthyzinum, Halazolin, Sanorin, Farmazolinum.

Hot compress is usually placed on parotid area, however consultation with a doctor on this procedure is strongly recommended. This can be semi-alcohol compress or dry heat (of heated enough, thoroghly wrapped coarse salt).

Physiotherapy otitus treatment

While curing otitus ultrahigh frequency waves are applied to the ear area, ultraviolet irradiation (quartz) of the external acoustic duct, auricle. Entotic laser therapy is also effective. Ear inflation is also an otitus treatment procedure. All the treatment activities of this type must be only iniciated by otolaryngologist in the outpatient setting. Hospitalization is indicated only in cases of atypical or severe course of atitus.

Usually the success of otitus treatment directly depends on which procedures are chosen. Proper treatment in 99% of cases leads to favorable outcome, while improper methods usually result in cronical otitus that develops from accute form.

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Tinnitus home remedies

January 14th, 2010 by admin

What causes tinnitus

Young people almost never suffer from ear noise, but old people are troubled by tinnitus much more often. Usually tinnitus arises from slagging of blood vessels in the body followed by blood supply disturbance.

ear noise

The disease leads to memory and hearing deterioration, headache, loss of consciousness, depression, etc. Tinnitus can be cured within no less than three months.

Ringing in the ears can be caused by infectious diseases, atherosclerosis, metabolism and blood diseases, drug intoxication, nicotine, alcohol, mineral poisons, noise or surgical trauma. However, the most common causes of tinnitus are ear diseases – barotitis or utriculitis, endocrine glands disorder and head trauma. The noise appears when ear arteries, as well as those of the whole body, start to get narrow. Smokers are always in risk group.

Ear noise cure

Tinnitus cure is based on its cause. If ear noise comes from internal ear disorder, then medical treatment usually mitigates tinnitus symptoms. Doctors generally prescribe vitamins B1, B2, A, aloe extract, nicotinic acid, iodine containing preparation for this ailment. Some physicians include tricyclic antidepressants in their prescription, for instance, Amitriptyline (this one has plenty of side effects). In some cases such treatment turns out to be effective, but more often it doesn\\’ t.

Recent investigations of the problem showed that there is certain effectiveness of a migraine treatment remedy – Gabapentin, and alcoholism treatment drug – Acamprosate.

For those who tried everything and did not find the right remedy, it is the right time to resort to natural cure.

Tinnitus home remedies

Ear ringing will lessen, if regularly, thrice a day, while eating, you drink diluted apple vinegar with honey: 2 teaspoons of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey per glass of water. This drink makes up a deficiency of mineral substances, dilutes the water. But remember: you should prepare vinegar yourself.

Ear noise will become lower, if you wet your ears, the area behind them, temples, chin and neck every day (in the morning and in the evening) without wiping.

If you\\’ re looking for another effective tinnitus home remedy, instill blackberry twigs decoction in your ears. For this purpose boil 100g of the twigs in 0,5l of water till half the volume. Then filter and use for instillation. Choose an area where clover is short – 10-15 cm in height, cut it, dry and pour boiling water on both leaves, and stems. Then let it brew 1-2 hours and drink 5-6 times a day by 2-3 swallows.

Ear noise can be successfully (proven personally) eliminated by the following composition. Buy licorice roots and prepare it following the instructions on a pharmacy package. But you should better add chamomile. Boil 200g of water, put one tablespoon of licorice and one teaspoon of chamomile in it and let the composition simmer for 20 minutes. Drink the whole volume by 4 or 5 doses within a day. Drink with intervals: 10 days of intake followed by 10 days break.

Some recommend Melissa tincture for tinnitus treatment. Draw 1 part of crushed leaves per 3 parts of vodka for 7 days, filter and instill by 3-4 drops. You can make an decoction as well: 1 tablespoon of common balm per 1 glass of boiling water. Also can be infused and drunk as tea.

Also it is recommended to use black poplar juice – by 2-3 in each ear. Another folk remedy is onion juice: put 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds in bulb cavity, cover with cotton wool and bake in an oven. Instill by 5-7 drops 2 times a day till the noise goes away.

And the last formula. Peel 300g of garlic, put in half-liter bottle and pour alcohol over it. Let it draw for 3 weeks. Take orally every day by 20 drops in 1/2 cups of milk. This remedy is contraindicated for people with kidneys diseases.

Take care!

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