The ear is divided into three parts. The outer ear is the part from the auricle to the eardrum. Middle
The ear is behind the eardrum and the inner ear is in the inner part. Ear infections, whole ear
Although they can occur in the middle ear, they are most commonly seen in the middle ear. Ear infections caused by bacteria or viruses
they are created.
Children and Ear Inflammations
The Eustachian tube is a very thin tube between the middle ear and the nasal passages that helps aeration of the middle ear.
is the pipe. In children, this tube is not fully developed, so it cannot do its job fully. This
Its poor function makes it easy for children to get otitis media. Besides ,
In children, the ‘nasal flesh’ in the nasal cavity can sometimes enlarge and block the mouth of the Eustachian tube.
Treatment of ear infections
Most ear infections go away with antibiotics. However, sometimes behind the eardrum, that is, the middle ear.
If there is persistent fluid in the cavity or if drugs do not prevent the disease from recurring, surgery may be required.
Operation for Ear Inflammations
“Tympanotomy” is an operation in which the eardrum is examined under a microscope. eardrum, middle ear
A small scratch is made to drain the collected liquid. After the fluid is drained, the clogged Eustachian tube,
Since it cannot do its job, a very small ventilation tube is attached to the membrane. This is the eustachian tube,
allows it to grow and develop without recurrent inflammations.
Before the operation: The child is told what to do in the operation room and his anxiety is reduced.
Anesthesia: Anesthesia (narcosis) is a science that allows patients to have surgery without pain.
Do not be afraid of anesthesia.
After the operation: After the operation, the person stays in his room for the specified time. of the operation and
Depending on the general condition of the patient, the patient can be discharged on the same day or the following days.
First Two Weeks After the Operation
Pain: Pain due to insertion of a ventilation tube into the eardrum is very rare. When there is pain
Take the recommended pain reliever. Do not use aspirin or other medicines containing it, because it may cause bleeding.
they can cause. During this time, your doctor will check your child.
Diet : A slight tenderness may occur in the stomach after anesthesia. The first 24 hours after the operation
In it, juicy and soft foods provide comfort.
Dizziness: Rarely, there may be a slight dizziness. In the state of drowsiness up to dizziness,
inform your doctor.
Discharge: A small amount of bloody discharge may come from the ear, although this is not usually the case.
Physical movement: Children can return to their daily activities very quickly.
Removal of the tubes: The tubes fall off on their own, mostly within 6 to 12 months. this period
Inside, the Eustachian tube develops enough to do its job. If ear infections start to recur, tubes
can be reinstalled.
Maintenance of the tubes: Normal bathing or swimming, as the surface pressure inside the tubes is high.
During , no liquid can pass through the tubes . But if diving deep or staying in water too long, this
If swallowed in a short time, the ear should be plugged with a plug or a cotton swab with petroleum jelly.
Recovery process: It takes about 2-3 days to get rid of the effect of the operation completely. Somedays ,
may pass more easily than others. Feels better every day in general