The Cause Of The Ear Like Blocked?
Two days ago I went to an ENT specialist because my right ear was blocked. Through diagnosis it was said that I had otitis, but fortunately the eardrum had not broken. then given a prescription for oral medication. then how is the process of brewing? as I know otitis is inflammation or swelling due to fluid, is that right? Will the fluid near my eardrum come out through my nose or throat?
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In general, otitis can be interpreted as ear inflammation. There are several types of otitis, including:
Acute otitis externa, which is inflammation of the external ear, complaints in the form of ear pain, especially when the earlobe is pulled / touched, looks swollen or reddish on the leaf or ear canal, fever, which can be accompanied by discharge from the ear
Acute otitis media, which is inflammation of the middle ear, complaints in the form of ear pain, full / blocked sensation in the ear, decreased hearing function, fever, can be accompanied by discharge or fever; usually associated with a history of upper respiratory tract infection that blocks the Eustachian tubes (middle ear liaison and nasopharynx), complaints last for less than 12 weeks
Effusion otitis media, which is a condition where non-pus (nonpurulent) secretions are collected in the middle ear with intact eardrums, without symptoms and signs of inflammation or infection; can be caused by differences in hydrostatic pressure so that blood plasma flows from blood vessels to the middle ear and / or secretions from the glands in the middle ear mucosa, Eustachian tubes, and mastoid cavities, complaints in the form of decreased hearing function, sensation of the ear feels full / blocked, the sound itself sound louder, the sensation of fluid moving inside the ear
Chronic suppurative otitis media, which is inflammation of the middle ear accompanied by tearing of the permanent eardrum and discharge of aqueous / viscous / clear / suppurating discharge from the ear, complaints last for more than 12 weeks
So, not necessarily every type of otitis there is fluid that collects in the ear. If healing is going well, the fluid collected in the ear can be absorbed back into the blood vessels. However, if healing does not take place well, otitis media causes complications in the form of tearing of the eardrum and continues to become chronic otitis media. In some cases, otitis media that cannot be overcome by administering antidotes (decongestants) and other oral medications requires therapy in the form of a small incision in the eardrum to drain secretions from the middle ear to the external ear. In cases of recurrent otitis media, ventilation pipes can also be installed, to drain out the accumulated fluid from the middle ear.
Do not hesitate to consult with an ENT specialist who treats you regarding the treatment plan and healing process of your ear. As a recommendation, you are advised to use drugs as directed by your doctor and avoid the habit of digging ear canal which has the potential to cause trauma and infection in the ear canal. That's our information. Hopefully get healthy soon. May be useful.