Summer can be bitter earache – What can we do about it?

It is believed that otitis media is primarily a disease of the winter cold season. In fact, a lot of people see a doctor for earache during the summer months as well.

Seasonal ear diseases

While otitis media occurs mainly as a complication of prolonged rhinitis in the winter months, in the summer patients seek medical attention mainly with symptoms of auditory canal inflammation. The primary cause is that beach, sensitive ear skin gets hot during useso that pathogens can easily cause infection in the part of the eardrum leading to the eardrum, i.e. in the external auditory canal.

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Symptoms of auditory inflammation

“The external auditory canal resembles a narrow tunnel where the humid and warm environment provides ideal conditions for pathogens to settle. Auditory inflammation is associated with very severe pain. This is because the skin in the ear canal adheres tightly to the bone and cartilage in the ear, so if the skin in this area swells due to inflammation, it can cause very severe pain in patients. In addition, other symptoms may occur: ear discharge, swelling due to ear swelling, hearing loss” – says Dr. Holpert Valeria Otolaryngologist, Phoneter, Physician at the Otolaryngology Center.

Healing may take longer

Severe pain usually takes patients to the doctor quickly. The inflammation of the auditory canal is treated with topical treatment, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory ointments. If the inflammation is severe, the doctor will put a bandage of gauze soaked in the ear in the ear. This should be changed daily until the swelling has subsided to such an extent that ear drops can be used.

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