The result­ing sul­fur plug in a child’s ear is a def­i­nite rea­son for parental con­cern. More­over, it can­not be removed on its own, because inex­pe­ri­enced actions of par­ents can only do harm. To remove the sul­fur plug, take the baby to the oto­laryn­gol­o­gist. In addi­tion, this way you exclude the pos­si­bil­i­ty of oti­tis media.

Why does sul­fur plug occur? This is an accu­mu­la­tion of a thick secret — ear­wax. It is very use­ful because it pro­tects the eardrum from dust and microor­gan­isms. As soon as sul­fur is often removed mechan­i­cal­ly (using a cot­ton swab), it is pro­duced more than nec­es­sary — hence the cork.

If your baby already knows how to speak, then you can eas­i­ly iden­ti­fy a sul­fur plug in him, as he will com­plain of a feel­ing of heav­i­ness and extra­ne­ous noise in his head, as well as hear­ing loss. Of course, you will not get a descrip­tion of your feel­ings from the baby — so if you see that it is the ears that cause dis­com­fort, con­tact a spe­cial­ist imme­di­ate­ly. It will also help you rule out more seri­ous health prob­lems.

Dur­ing the appoint­ment, the doc­tor will con­duct an exam­i­na­tion and con­firm or refute your fears. The sul­fur plug is removed by a spe­cial­ist by wash­ing. It is unpleas­ant, but com­plete­ly pain­less. The block­age is washed out with a spe­cial syringe filled with a solu­tion. Chil­dren do not like this pro­ce­dure, but the effect of it should not be com­pared with tem­po­rary incon­ve­nience.

Often, the mid­dle sec­tion of the ear under the cork becomes inflamed in chil­dren — because bac­te­ria got into a closed unven­ti­lat­ed space and began to mul­ti­ply there. This inflam­ma­tion is called oti­tis media and requires imme­di­ate treat­ment, because with­out inter­ven­tion it can pro­voke a more seri­ous dis­ease. Treat­ment requires care­ful­ness and strict imple­men­ta­tion of all med­ical pre­scrip­tions from par­ents.

The oto­laryn­gol­o­gist pre­scribes spe­cial drops that should be used for three to four days. The con­sci­en­tious atti­tude of par­ents to treat­ment guar­an­tees that it will not be the fourth day with ear prob­lems that every­thing will end, which will be con­firmed at a sec­ond appoint­ment with the doc­tor. For pre­ven­tion, a vis­it to the ENT at least quar­ter­ly will be enough — this guar­an­tees you time­ly dis­pos­al of sul­fur plugs or any oth­er incon­ve­nience. So, you will save your child from pos­si­ble prob­lems and save his health.

By Yraa

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