DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20174148

Complications and management of otitis media in children

Parameshwar Keshangari, Pampapathi Goud Katakam, Nagababu Pyadala

Abstract


Background: Otitis media is a main cause of hearing difficulty in children. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of medical treatment in the management of otitis media.

Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted at the department of ENT, MNR Medical College and Hospital, during the period of February 2015 to March 2017. A total of 62 patients were included in this study and standard medical treatment of otitis media was given. All the data were recorded and analyzed.  

Results: Among 62 patients, 42 (67.7%) completely recovered from the disease while 20 patients (32.25%) did not improve.

Conclusions: Conservative treatment is effective in the management of otitis media.


Keywords


Otitis media, Conservative treatment, Hearing difficulty, Effectiveness

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