Ear protection before swimming

On the afternoon of the 4th, Ms. Li took her 8-year-old son Xiao Ming to the swimming pool. Xiao Ming was very happy and accidentally got into the water. On the morning of the 5th, Xiao Ming told his mother that his ears hurt. Under the leadership of his mother to the hospital for examination, was diagnosed with acute otitis media

LV Huaiqing, deputy chief physician of Otorhinolaryngology Department of Linyi people’s Hospital, told the reporter that every summer vacation, the number of patients with otitis externa and acute suppurative otitis media caused by swimming will increase, and the number of outpatient services will increase three times than usual, and the patients are mainly children. Many children like to play in the water, often suffocate buried in the water, the external auditory canal is soaked in water for a long time, and they don’t deal with it in time after they come out, or scratch the external auditory canal when cleaning the ear, which is easy to cause otitis externa, and some serious cases will be complicated with acute suppurative otitis media

Dr. Lu said that the incubation period is generally 12 hours after water enters the ear, and the bacteria reproduce very fast. Children who lack common sense like to clean the ear canal by themselves. This process is easy to cause damage to the mucous membrane of the ear canal, and is more likely to cause bacterial reproduction

Dr. Lu reminded that not only children need to pay attention, but adults should also take ear protection measures before swimming, such as wearing earplugs or tampons. After swimming, to remove the external auditory canal water, can use cotton ball wipe. Once the ears are filled with water, tilt your head and gently shake your ears downward to drain the water. You can also drop a little ear drops containing antibiotics to flush the water out

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