Outer Ear Inflammation Should Not Be Your Nightmare In The Summer!

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With the arrival of the summer holiday plans are on the rise, but did you know that there is an increase in the proportion of some ear diseases with the arrival of the summer?
If these diseases are not dealt with in a timely and appropriate manner, they can cause your holiday pleasure to escape!
What is the most common ear disease in the summer?
The most common of these diseases are external ear infections (external ear infections). External ear canal; It is a very suitable environment for the growth of pathogens such as bacteria and fungi due to being moist, dark and hot.
Why does external ear inflammation increase in summer?
The most important reason for the increase of the external ear infection in summer is the unhygienic pool and sea water. In addition, after swimming, the external ear canal remains wet, ear sticks and similar tools can cause the risk of infection.
What are the symptoms of external ear inflammation?
In the ears of people with external ear inflammation;

Itching,
Severe pain,
Congestion,
Stream
Hearing loss may occur. If these complaints occur, the person should consult an Otolaryngologist without losing any time.

How is external ear inflammation treated?
In the treatment of the disease, cleaning of the ear canal, ear drops, regular dressing, and rarely oral medication are used.
What kind of preventive measures can be taken?
Apart from the fact that the patient falls on the recommendations of the duty doctor during the treatment period and uses the drugs regularly; keeping the ear dry, avoiding water sports, scratching, scrubbing, cleaning behaviors. The use of ear plugs is not recommended since it can accelerate the spread of infection after the onset of infection.
How many days of external ear inflammation?
External ear inflammation will improve within 7 to 10 days if there is no other underlying disease (diabetes, external auditory stenosis, etc.). Patients should consult an Ear Nose Throat Doctor before returning to the pool, sea and water sports even after the symptoms disappear.
What measures can be taken against external otitis?
To keep your summer holiday as smooth as possible, keep your ears as dry as possible, to dry with a cotton or towel without coming into the outer ear canal after contact with water; keep you away from you and your family.
This article Prepared by Ozan Gokler.
For more information, please contact our Ear Nose Throat Department.

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Air conditioning shock not a nightmare!

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What is Air Conditioner Shock?
In order to get rid of the effect of hot air in summer months, air conditioners we use in our homes, cars and workplaces can cause serious health problems when used unconsciously. Especially people who are constantly in closed environments may have problems in their bodies when they come into contact with hot air from cold to hot weather. The most common of these problems, especially in summer, is the air conditioning crash.
What are the symptoms of air conditioning shock?

Weakness,
Unwillingness,
Nasal congestion,
High fever,
Common muscle and joint pain.

By taking certain precautions, it is possible to be affected as little as possible from the negative effects of air conditioner.

What to do to prevent air conditioning crash!

Do not enter into air-conditioned environments when sweaty,
Do not direct the fan of the air conditioner directly to your body,
Periodically perform the necessary maintenance and cleaning of the air conditioner,
Keep the room temperature at 23-24 ğ C in summer,
Keep the air conditioner humidity between 40-50%,
Ventilate the room periodically.

Despite all the precautions you have taken, when your body begins to show signs of air conditioning shock;

Perform stretching exercises for muscle aches,
Drink plenty of fluids,
Take a warm shower.

If you continue to complain about these simple solutions at home, or if you have serious complaints such as cough, sputum, and shortness of breath, you should contact your nearest health facility.
This article Prepared by Burçin Sağlam.
You may contact the Department of Internal Medicine for further information.

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