Unit 3 discussion eyes - Antibiotics may be prescribed to...

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Unit 3 discussion eyes, ears,endocrine Otis Media is an infection of the middle ear. When the middle ear gets infected inflammation cause the eustacian tube to close causing fluid to become trapped in the ear. Bacteria from the back of the nose can travels through the eustacian tubes and then multiply in the fluid. Otis Media can be caused from a viral or bacterial infection or in some case can be caused by enlarged adenoids. Otis Media is more common in children than in adults.
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Unformatted text preview: Antibiotics may be prescribed to help with the infection but the ear should be checks after 24 hours on antibiotics to see if there is an improvement. If there is no improvement chances are the infection is viral and pain relieving drops will help the patient. If the ear infection is chronic a doctor may opt for surgery. A Myringotmy may be performed, this when a small incision is made in the eardrum and ventilation tubes are inserted to promote drainage in the middle ear....
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2011 for the course HEALTH CAR 200 taught by Professor Morton during the Spring '10 term at Kaplan University.

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