Know the basics
What is mastoiditis?
Mastoiditis is an infection in the protrusions of the skull behind the ear called the mastoid line. The disease can destroy the bones, leading to hearing loss. This is common ear-nose-mouth disease and if not treated in time, it can cause death.
How common is mastoiditis?
All of them likely to get ear infections mastoiditis. However, this disease is common in infants from 6-13 months of age or people with weakened immune systems. You can limit your ability to disease by reducing the risk factors. Please consult your doctor for more information.
Know the symptoms
What are the symptoms of mastoiditis?
The disease often such symptoms appear:
- aHaving pussy ears;
- Ear pain or discomfort;
- Suddenly having high fever;
- Having headache;
- Reduced hearing or hearing loss;
- Ear area is swelling, redness.
There may be other symptoms and signs are not mentioned. If you have any questions about these signs, please consult your doctor.
When should I see my doctor?
Call your doctor or go to the hospital if you or your child has these symptoms lasts and no sign of abating. Status and condition can vary in many people. Always discuss with your doctor to be appointed diagnostic methods, treatment and the best treatment for you.
Know the causes
What causes mastoiditis?
The usual cause of Mallory Weiss tear including:
- Having an infection by bacteria such as Haemophilus influenzae, Staphylococcus or Streptococcus.
- Having otitis but not treated promptly or properly.
Know the risk factors
What increases my risk for mastoiditis?
Currently, there is no sufficient information to identify the factors that increase the risk of ear infections mastoiditis. There are no risk factors does not mean you can not get sick. These signs are for reference only. You should consult a specialist doctor for more details.The treatment can be difficult because the drug is difficult to saturate deep enough into the mastoid bone, so you need to be patient treatment. More severe cases need immediate injections of antibiotics into the bloodstream and then the tablets. Treatment with antibiotics must continue for at least 2 weeks. Complete surgical removal of the mastoid bone can be carried out if treatment with antibiotics ineffective. There are also other surgical methods such as surgical removal of the mastoid bone cells and remove, edit mastoiditis.
Understand the diagnosis & treatment
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. ALWAYS consult with your doctor for more information.
How is mastoiditis diagnosed?
The treatment can be difficult because the drug is difficult to saturate deep enough into the mastoid bone, so you need to be patient treatment. More severe cases need immediate injections of antibiotics into the bloodstream and then the tablets. Treatment with antibiotics must continue for at least 2 weeks. Complete surgical removal of the mastoid bone can be carried out if treatment with antibiotics ineffective. There are also other surgical methods such as surgical removal of the mastoid bone cells and remove, edit mastoiditis.
How is mastoiditis treated?
Your doctor will diagnose based on medical history and health check. The doctor may take a sample from the ear to be tested. Additionally, you may also be required X-rays, CT or MRI if necessary.
Lifestyle changes & home remedies
What are some lifestyle changes or home remedies that can help me manage mastoiditis?
The following lifestyles and home remedies might help you cope with mastoiditis:
- Re-examination appointments for monitoring progression of symptoms as well as your health.
- Listen to the guidance of a doctor, not arbitrarily medication not specified or arbitrarily abandon prescription medication was prescribed for you.
- Keep ears clean and dry. Maybe stuffed cotton into the ear to drain fluid.
If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.
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Review Date: January 4, 2017 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017