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The Problem Pertaining To Swimmer’s Ear

By Jacob Wallace

About 12 million Americans from the 16 million who suffer from hearing problems fail to get any help for their condition, and this is proof of how neglectful people can get when it comes to their ears. There are a number of common ear problems people are facing. The purpose of ear wax is to guard the ear canal from stray dirt. When ear wax is produced in massive amounts it is no longer hygienic and could even lead to a loss of hearing in most people. Cleaning the ears should be entrusted to a doctor and not by poking at it.

One more problem is swimmer’s ear. Medically speaking, this mild condition is called external otitis. When a person swims in overcrowded pools or those with too much chlorination then this can develop if the ears are not dried well. Antibiotics may be prescribed by a doctor if the problem is severe as to not go away by itself.

Should eardrums be perforated there might be a problem. Moving towards the middle ear, the eardrum is the membrane that transmits sound waves from the ear canal. Considering how much closer it is to the ear opening, it can be damaged by having something inserted in the ear, an infection, and a blow to the head. It is possible for surgery to be advised of the perforations are already too large. When this happens, vomiting, nausea, and dizziness are also caused other than hearing loss.

Oftentimes, children encounter ear infections. Middle ear infections or otitis media are the trend for children. The percentage of American children affected by this before turning two years old is 50 percent. Conditions like these are either chronic or acute and can be caused by infections in the nose and throat as well as illnesses like the measles, mumps, and flu. A person with acute otitis media will experience severe earaches with fever. Taking antibiotics can treat this. A loss of hearing is associated with chronic otitis media. From draining the ear, antibiotics are also used for treatment.

When it comes to Otosclerosis though, this hereditary disease happens with bone growth in the middle ear. Hearing is affected when the new bone limits the movement of the stapes, one of three tiny bones in the middle ear that helps transmit sound. One option is to have surgery done. Nerve function can be affected once it reaches the inner ear. At that point, little can be done. The condition is common in women rather than men and happens for those aged from 16 to 40. From hearing loss, there is tinnitus or a ringing in the ears.

Tinnitus is a very common condition, which is usually described as a ringing in the ears, although the sound may resemble a whining, hissing or roaring sound. It has been said that seven out of the 37 million Americans who have this ailment are injured. When cases are mild, caused by excessive ear wax, clearing up the ears is necessary. The problem may be graver if fluid is accumulated in the eardrums, is they are perforated, or if the middle ear has problems.

There are times when diabetes, thyroid malfunctions, anemia, low blood pressure, allergies, infections, equilibrium, middle ear injuries, and even arthritis cause the noises beside Otosclerosis. Direct elimination by finding the source is the way of treating it. Serious tinnitus is when it happens in the inner ear. Most of the time, discovering the problem is a serious challenge. Infections, allergy induced fluid accumulation in the inner ear, tumor pressing on nerves from the cochlea, cochlear or hearing center problems, and disturbances in circulation can all be valid reasons behind this condition.

Much older people may deal with Meniere’s Disease. Reasons from allergies to infections to drugs and diseases to stress can equally result to inner ear disturbances where equilibrium is jeopardized. As a result, an ear faces mild deafness. Other than vomiting and nausea, vertigo attacks and a loss of balance accompany this syndrome. From surgery to diet restrictions to drugs, these can be used against this condition.

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Wallace, Jacob "The Problem Pertaining To Swimmer’s Ear." The Problem Pertaining To Swimmer’s Ear. 7 Jul. 2010. uberarticles.com. 20 Jul 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/health-and-fitness/the-problem-pertaining-to-swimmers-ear/>.

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