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It is the invasion and reproduction of bacteria, fungi or viruses in the lining (mucosa) of the mouth and throat which adversely affect the immune system (responsible for combating harmful microorganisms).
This is because the cold, humidity and pollution, among other things, lower the defenses that normally protect the body against infections.
- Exposure to sudden temperature changes.
- Air pollution and smoke.
- Improper cleaning of the mouth.
- Sores in the mouth by using braces or dental bridges.
- Breathing through the mouth increases the chance of acquiring an infection as contact with bacteria, viruses or fungi is more direct.
- Contact with saliva droplets from sneezing and coughing of infected people.
- Fever and nervous tension generated reach mouth sores, because under these conditions decreased resistance and microorganisms reproduce rapidly. Read the rest of this entry »
The surgeon selects a ventilation tube for your child to remain in force for as long as you need for middle ear infection to improve and the eustachian tube to return to normal. this may take several weeks or months. During this time, you should keep water out of the ears, and you could start an infection. otherwise, the tube causes no trouble, and probably will notice a remarkable improvement in hearing and a decrease in the frequency of ear infections.
if you have an infection in your outer ear, treatment is with either ear-drops (containing antibiotics) and / or a course of oral antibiotics. If the pain is very uncomfortable that you may be advised to take analgesics such as acetaminophen or anti-inflammatory. If the ear canal needs more attention, treatment may include a thorough cleaning of the ear by your doctor or an ear specialist.
Treatment of an ear infection is relatively simple. Many ear infections clear on their own and require no treatment, despite being an over the counter pain reliever can be recommended to relieve the child ‘s discomfort. A persistent ear infection may require antibiotics. Antibiotics are not prescribed as often as you used to be to avoid over-exposure to antibiotics at an early age. Antibiotics can also be prescribed if the child has had many ear infections in a narrow period of time or if the ear infection with effusion is present. pain relief ear drops may be prescribed to help relieve discomfort.
The clinics in the northern hemisphere may be “flooded” by a combination of infections: H1N1 and norovirus.
Doctors in the northern hemisphere are preparing for what they say could be a “hard winter” due to the combination of two infections: swine influenza and norovirus. Figures released recently in the United Kingdom show a dramatic increase in cases of norovirus in recent weeks, which, experts say, could be the start of a nationwide outbreak.
At the same time there has been an increase in the number of cases of swine flu in the country, which was expected due to the “second wave” of the H1N1 virus.
So health officials are warning patients not seeking to severe symptoms to stay home so that health workers can concentrate on more serious cases.
The Norovirus (or Norwalk virus) are the most common cause of acute gastroenteristis (stomach infection) whose symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, fever and malaise.
It is transmitted primarily by fecal-oral route, either by consuming contaminated food and water, the spread from person to person or contact with contaminated surfaces or objects.
Often called “winter vomiting syndrome” or “intestinal flu” (though not an influenza) because pathogens circulating more frequently during the winter months, although they can occur throughout the year.