Are you experiencing redness, swelling, or tenderness behind your ear, headache, discharge of pus or fluid from ear fever, vertigo, or hearing loss? If you said yes, then you might be suffering from Mastoiditis. So, you might be wondering what mastoiditis is and how to treat it, aren’t you? Get answers to all your questions by reading this article.
What Is Mastoiditis?
Mastoiditis is a bacterial infection which affects your mastoid bone, which is present behind the ear. It occurs due to an infection which extends to the air cells of the skull behind the ear. Specifically, mastoiditis affects you when there is an inflammation of the mucosal lining of your mastoid air cell system and the mastoid antrum inside the mastoid process. Mastoiditis can be acute, chronic, or recurrent. Mastoiditis mostly affects the children younger than 2 years. The infection causing mastoiditis can cause a damage to the mastoid bone if it is not treated in time. So, you need to treat it effectively and as soon as possible.
Mastoiditis is mainly caused by the infection of the middle ear or the blockage of ear drainage. Skin tumor in the middle ear called cholesteatoma may block the ear drainage and perforation of the middle ear. Also, certain Gram-positive Bacteria, such as Streptococci pyogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, and others, can cause mastoiditis.
Complication Of Mastoiditis:
Mastoiditis can cause certain complications that can affect you adversely. Some of the complications occurring due to mastoiditis are hearing loss, facial nerve palsy, vertigo, brain abscess, meningitis, epidural abscess, and destruction of the mastoid process.
Management Of Mastoiditis:
By following certain care tips, you can definitely manage mastoiditis effectively and obtain a relief from its discomfort. Some of the helpful tips to manage mastoiditis are as follows.
- Avoid blowing of nose frequently
- Avoid fried foods, pickles, banana, curd, and rice, particularly at night.
- Avoid much use of the earbuds or earplugs
- Cover your ears and head properly before going out.
- Practicing Pranayam with the right breathing technique offers you enormous benefits.
- Steam inhalation can offer you a quick relief.
Homeopathy offers excellent results in treating chronic and recurrent mastoiditis. It helps improve your body’s own healing mechanism to fight against the infection which causes mastoiditis. Some of the common homeopathic medicines to treat mastoiditis effectively are Mercurius Solubilis, Mercurius Iodum Flavum and Rubrum, Asafoetida, Kali Iodum, Pulsatilla, Tuberculinum, Hepar Sulph, Nitric Acid, Silicea, Petroleum, and Pulsatilla. Homeopathy not only controls the intensity and frequency of mastoiditis but also improves your overall immunity.
So, if you happen to suffer from mastoiditis any time, count on homeopathy without a second thought to treat it effectively. Get a relief from the discomfort occurring due to mastoiditis with homeopathy significantly and safely without any side-effects.
– Written by Dr. Sneha, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah