Differentiation ist necessary
Not only children but adults too are affected with earache. Chronic processes can bring heavy complications. If the earache does not disappear after a few days or come again, if there is fever or lose in hearing the patient should visit a doctor.
The structure of the ear consists of an outer, middle and inner ear. The outer ear is made up of the auricle and the outer ear canal up to the eardrum, the middle ear consists of the eardrum, the auditory ossicle and the tympanic cavity, and the inner ear is formed by the cochlea.
The outer ear canal inflammation or external otitis is characterised by itchiness, feeling of pressure, and pain when pulling at the earlobe. The otitis media mostly causes a sharp earache, often also fatigue and fever. Sure signs of an inflammation of the inner ear or labyrinthitis can be impaired hearing, rotary vertigo, uncontrolled eye movements and frequently also nausea and vomiting.
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|Drehschwindel||rotary vertigo / dizziness|
|Druckgefühl||feeling of pressure|
|Gehörgangentzündung||ear canal inflammation / infection|
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Acid for the ears
Otitis externa is extremely painful and one of the most common diseases in ENT practices. On average, one in ten people will develop it once in their lifetime. The good news is that the inflammation is usually harmless.
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In winter, when we are plagued by cough and hoarseness, the first thing we think of is a cold. But possible other causes also have to be considered: for example an influenza.
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Corns and pressure sores
If people complain about corns and other pressure sores on their feet, the cause in most cases may be the wrong type of foot wear.