It is an infection of the middle ear, usually secondary to respiratory infection. The micro-organism is hemophylus influenze,pneumococus,streptococus or staphylococus.More common in infancy due to short Eustachian tube and increase by lying position of the infant.
Are Nasopharyngitis with earache(severe pain)then exudation occurs.
By otoscope examination of the ear drum .
Chronic otitis media ,mastoiditis,meningitis,brain abscess, lateral sinus thrombosis, septicemia.
2-dry heat to the ear.
3-analgesic as aspirin or paracetamol.
Responsibility of the nurse:
1-local heat (hot water bottle).
2-cleanliness of the ear canal by sterile cotton cones moistened with physiologic saline or H2O2,then the ear is wiped dry with sterile cotton .
3-care of the skin around the ear.