The new flu attacks children in their ears


Many people are Otite painful and fast find out for babies more difficult – signal may be Twitter, rotation head, cry

Since the increase in cases of influenza, the number of children among children has increased. This is said for 24 hours by Dr. Asen Medjidiev, head of the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat from the "Pirogov University Emergency Medical Hospital".

Children are the group most affected by influenza and respiratory infections at this time. Theoretically, influenza develops more severely because their immune system does not develop definitively and cannot always overcome challenges well. On the other hand, for the first time they found many viruses, and in children's groups this process was very intense – every little person "took" from his home in a crib, park, virus school from his micro environment.

Teenagers are also at risk of experiencing complications from influenza due to overlapping bacterial infections. Depending on the type of influenza that is dominant, complications are neurological within a few years or concentrated in the lungs, sinuses or ears. At this point, the more common tail flu is otitis media – inflammation of the ear.

Apart from certain "character" viruses, infections also contribute to pure anatomical features.

The middle ear is associated with the upper airway with a small canal, known as the Eustachian tube, Dr. Medjidiev explained. Malignancy of the nose and sinuses easily falls into it, and in childhood it is easier to maintain secretions and thus attack the auditory organs.

The most vulnerable are preschool children, the most vulnerable for up to 3 years. After 6 years, ear infections are usually less frequent – at that time, the Eustachian tube ended its main development. However, during a flu epidemic, the rules of thumb do not always apply.

Otites is very painful, the specialist explained. This greatly speeds up the diagnosis, but in children large enough to know where it hurts. For babies, ear infections can be nervous, round the head, unexplained cries.

Without treatment or in severe cases, ear infections can cause more serious complications. Such as inflammation of the bones near the ear, hearing loss, perforation of the eardrum, meningitis, etc.

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