HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR OTITIS MEDIA
Otitis media is a group of inflammatory diseases of the middle earThe two main types are acute otitis media (AOM) and otitis media with effusion (OME). AOM is an infection of. abrupt onset that usually presents with ear pain. In young children this may result in pulling at the ear, increased crying, and poor sleep. Decreased eating and a fever may also be present. OME is typically not associated with symptoms. Occasionally a feeling of fullness is described. It is defined as the presence of non-infectious fluid in the middle ear for more than three months. Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is middle ear inflammation of greater than two weeks that results in episodes of discharge from the ear. It may be a complication of acute otitis media. Pain is rarely present. All three may be associated with hearing loss The hearing loss in OME, due to its chronic nature, may affect a child's ability to learn.
The cause of AOM is related to childhood anatomy and immune function. Either bacteria or viruses may be involved. Risk factors include: exposure to smoke, use of pacifiers, and attending daycare. It occurs more commonly in those who are Native American or who have Down syndrome. OME frequently occurs following AOM but may also be related to viral upper respiratory infections, irritants such as smoke, or allergies. Looking at the eardrum is important for making the correct diagnosis Signs of AOM include bulging or a lack of movement of the tympanic membrane from a puff of air. New discharge not related to otitis externa also indicates the diagnosis
CALCAREA SULPH 30—Offensive and purulent discharge. Discharge is thick and bloody
HEPAR SULPH 30—Intense shooting pain , may be due to an abscess. Oversensitive to touch, wind etc. Perforation in the ear
KALI BICHROMICUM 30—Ears are swollen with tearing pains. Thick yellow, sticky, stringy and fetid discharge
MERC SOL 30- Suppuration of middle ear. Discharge is profuse, green , thick, acrid and fetid
NITRIC ACID 30—Discharge is yellowish white and offensive .Face puffy . Lachrymation from the eyes. Urine smelling like horse’s urine
PULSATILLA NIGRICANS 30- Thick, profuse, bland and fetid discharge
TELLURIUM MET. 6—Cattah of the middle ear. Discharge is acrid, smells like fish pickle. Itching, swelling, and throbbing in the meatus
CAPSICUM 200—Chronic suppuration of ear. Discharge of thick, yellow pus with itching and burning in ears. Painful swelling of the bone behind ear, worse from touch.Perforated ear drum.