Inner Ear Infection Symptoms
A tiny object that enters the ear can cause a huge problem when not given attention. The best way to take care of the ear is to prevent very small objects from entering into it. When a foreign object enters the inner ear, damage can occur and this can lead into more serious problems. Aside from the prevention anything that can enter the inner ear area, hearing must be appropriate. Exposure to loud sounds can be dangerous to ear. The ear drum can only accommodate the right amount of sound. If the sound that enters the ear is beyond what it can process, then other inner ear parts can be totally damaged. This is not just a simple health issue because it can also lead to further other problems such as vertigo.
If a person has labyrinthitis he or she may suffer vertigo, a sense of motion typically through whirling or spinnning, this person may also show eye movements that emphasize activity although they are stationary. It may start suddenly and might cause the person to vomit or get nauseous.
Tinnitus, an intense ringing, hissing, and other sounds (without external auditory saurces) may be experienced by a person who has labyrinthitis. When a person’s sense of balance is affected a person feels anxious, incapable of normal activities and has a feeling of discomfort and illness.
These symptoms might increase a person with labyrinthitis moves his or head, walk or do basic routine activities. Labyrinthitis can affect a person as long as a year.
Infections on children might occur more often compared to adults because of their Eustachian tubes are smaller. Symptoms might become more serious for the patient if it is not treated right away.
The immune system of each individual must be strengthened so that they will not be prone to be weakened and affected by bacteria or viruses.
In the initial days of infection people may experience fever, head ache, sensitivity to hot or cold weather, fatigue, depression, slurred speech, temporary hearing loss, neck pains, motion sickness, forgetfulness and anxiety.
Symptoms in Children
- Uncomfortable and painful feeling in the ears causing the child to pull his or her ears.
- Difficulty in responding to sounds or any auditory stimulus.
- Gets easily irritated and cry.
- May experience headache and fever.
- Dizziness and vomiting
- Certain liquid might come out of the ear
Symptoms in Adults
- Adults might complain of pain in the ear.
- May have difficulty in hearing and possibly hearing loss
- Feeling of vertigo, nausea and vomiting
- Muscle or joint pains
- Panic attack (id serious)
When any of these symptoms occur to you or your children, it is always best to see an ear doctor. You should never take any of these symptoms neglected because they may lead to more serious health problems. The worse thing that can happen is deafness. To avoid this, consult with a doctor and adhere to his instructions carefully. Taking in oral medicines or ear drops must be done religiously in order to achieve complete treatment. Doctor’s will always recommend what treatments would work best for you.