Overcoming The Ear Infection Of Children Aged 14 Years?
, my sister is 14 years old. He was diagnosed with a problem with his ears, but he was very difficult to seek treatment. Earlier I was about to be taken to the RSUD and the RSUD suggested to be referred to a bigger hospital, my brother refused and cried. Maybe because of fear, until now still do not want to. What should be done to persuade him?
Hello Dhien, Thank you for the question.
Do you know the doctor's diagnosis? Do you know the reason why your sister should be referred to another hospital? Complaints in a child's ear can be caused by various health conditions such as an external ear infection (otitis externa), middle ear infection (otitis media), a torn eardrum, mastoiditis, and others. There are several disease conditions that do require further treatment by ENT specialists.
Most children are afraid to visit health facilities because they do not understand the purpose of the health examination and its effects or the child has experienced trauma in the past. There is no standard way to help persuade your sister. You and your parents can try to slowly give an understanding to your sister about the conditions they are experiencing, complications that can occur if this condition is not treated immediately, and why your sister should be referred to another hospital. Therefore it is important to know the doctor's diagnosis so that you and your parents can explain to your sister in full, including the effects that can occur if the condition is not treated. Try not to use hard words or threats so that your younger sibling doesn't feel cornered and refuses to get checked. You can also find the right information on the internet about the condition and let your sister read it so that your sister also gets some information about this condition. Thus, it is hoped that your younger sibling understands the importance of the doctor's examination and can overcome his fear.
Hopefully this information is useful.