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Child Illness

Kofu City / ENT, Head and Neck, Allergy, Tracheoesophageal Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine

About symptoms


Pediatric Sinusitis

So-called empyema has symptoms such as stuffy nose, runny nose, and headache, but nasal voice, hand over nose, and nosebleed are also important. Other symptoms include nose scratching, mouth breathing, coughing, sputum production, lack of patience, absentmindedness, picky eating, loss of appetite, and fatigue. Nasal congestion (snoring) may be caused by adenoid hyperplasia, but it can be significantly improved by nasal irrigation. It is said that if you have a bad nose, your ears will also be bad. For infants or children who cannot blow their own noses, nasal irrigation for infants should be performed at home to prevent runny nose from accumulating in the nasal cavity.


Acute Otitis Media

When you blow your nose strongly due to a cold, etc., pathogenic bacteria in the back of the nose and throat flow back up the eustachian tube (the tube that connects the ear and the nose) and enter the ear, causing inflammation. The eustachian tube, especially in young children, is said to be prone to acute otitis media.
The point to note is that even if the pain is gone, the inflammation remains. Repeated episodes of acute otitis media are likely to lead to otitis media with effusion, so you will need to go to the hospital for the time being.


Otitis Media with Effusion

The tube that connects the ear and nose is called the Eustachian tube, which regulates the tension of the eardrum. When you go into a tunnel and feel that your ears are blocked, swallowing or yawning will cause them to return to normal due to the action of this eustachian tube. When the function of the eustachian tube deteriorates for some reason, the movement of the eardrum also deteriorates, resulting in mild to moderate hearing loss.
It is most common in children aged 3 to 7 years, but can occur in rare cases in adults as well. If left untreated, it can lead to severe hearing loss, so treatment is necessary.

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