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Understanding Otitis Externa Symptoms

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What is happening inside my child’s body? The ear has a long canal leading to the eardrum, and behind the drum are the bones that help conduct sound. The term “ear infec­tion” usually refers to an infection in the area behind the drum. This is called otitis media. However, the canal itself also can become inflamed or infected. This is called otitis externa (or swimmer’s ear).


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There are two main causes of otitis externa: mechanical injury and humidity. Mechanical injury can be inflicted with fingernails, Q-Tips, or anything that scrapes the inside of the canal (such as small toys). Scratches allow bacteria that normally live on top of the skin to get underneath it, causing infection and inflammation.

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How to Treat Headaches

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According to the type of headache you are experiencing must be identified before it can successfully be treated. Most people believe headaches are all the same. This is not true, in fact there are various types of headaches and their treatments are all very different.

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The most common type of headache is the tension headache. It feels like a constant ache around the head with the temples, back of the head, and neck typically the target of the pain. It is not as severe as migraines and are generally not accompanied by nausea or vomiting and usually do not stop individuals from performing activities. Over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen or Tylenol generally relieve the symptoms. It is thought tension headache is caused by chemical changes within the brain or a result of stress. Read the rest of this entry »