GLUE EAR: Don't operate
A UK government leaflet alerting doctors to the ineffectiveness of grommets for persistent glue ear (chronic otitis media with effusion) is credited with the consistent decrease in their use over the last 15 years.
Q-Our family has been living in Spain since November 2000. Both our daughters are unvaccinated (Ella, two, was breastfed and Allegra, one, is still breastfeeding) and, until now, had not received ...
Otitis media (OM) - inflammation of the middle ear - is a common childhood affliction the world over. Every year, there are about 1.5 million cases in the UK, and 2.2 million cases in the US.
* It should only be in cases of prolonged hearing loss, affecting speech development. Some studies advocate a three-month waiting period, though one suggests that a delay of even six months
* Monitor the ears for signs of acute infection. As well as effusion, the sufferer will have fever, pain, irritability and poor appetite, among others. The ear will be very red and hot, with a bulging eardrum;
Early use of antibiotics provides only modest benefit for acute otitis media, concludes a major meta analysis. ...
Two new examples of medical overkill have been announced to tackle that major problem of childhood: otitis media, or middle ear infections. ...