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Expert Chiropractic Child Friendly Care of Otitis Media(Ear Infections)
Ear problems can be agonizingly painful, especially in children. With about 10 million newly diagnosed cases of ear infections each year, Otitis media are the most common condition suffered by infants and toddlers and the most popular reason for an office visit to a pediatrician.
About fifty percent of all children will experience at least one ear infection in their first year of life. Sixty six percent will suffer from at least one infection by the time they are 3 years old. The symptoms of acute Otitis Media usually include ear pain, fever, and irritability. Otitis media is characterized as bacterial or viral in nature, and commonly appears from other illnesses such as the common cold or flu. For many children, Otitis Media may become a long lasting condition requiring continuous treatment and countless antibiotic intervention putting the child at risk of a weakened immune system, permanent hearing damage and related speech and developmental impediments.
Standard treatment for the common cases of ear infections usually involves the administering of antibiotics. This may be effective for bacterial types of infections. According to several recent research studies, the body’s own immune system are may be just as effective as antibiotics at treating Otitis Media, again depending on the severity. Furthermore, continual doses of antibiotics may result in drug-resistant germs that are non-responsive to drugs while leaving the child in agony.
How can Concept Chiropractic and Rehab Help with Otitis Media?
Chiropractic treatments facilitate drainage of the middle ear in children, and if they can continue to drain without an accumulation of fluid and corresponding infection, they create their own antibodies and heal more rapidly. Talk to your chiropractic physician at Concept Chiropractic about treatment options for your child’s ear infections.