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Running Head: NURSING ASSESSMENT 1
Nursing Assessment: Otitis Media and Otitis Externa
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NURSING ASSESSMENT 2
Otitis Media and Otitis Externa
Did you know that approximately 30 million of children under age three in the US pays
visits pediatrician every year due to otitis media infection and that swimming is more likely to
cause otitis externa? These are both ear infections with otitis media predominantly affecting
mostly young children at their tender ages. It is frequently diagnosed as an infection caused by
bacteria among the children within 3-5 years of age. Conversely, acute otitis media is commonly
dominant in both the children, youths, and adults and is as a result of the external inflammation
of the ear. The paper uncovers various diagnosis of these ear infections, different signs and
symptoms, causative agents and ear assessment process.
Otitis media is a common infection among children, and it is caused by the bacterial
infections with a few changes in the viral infections causing a dysfunction within the Eustachian
tube (Herberts, Jeppsson, Nylén, & Branefors-Helander, 2014). In most cases, the machine
experiences an abrupt swelling and redness with the increased fluid accumulation in the middle
ear once an infection kicks in. Soon after the diseases, a child is more likely to experience
irritability in the ear canal as a result of a flow of fluid from the channel, difficulties in hearing,
pain making the child to tag both of the ears, fever, nausea and a speedy urge of vomiting, lack
of appetite and experiencing difficulties in hearing capabilities due to congestions.
Mostly, the diagnosis of the acute otitis media involves complete medical and physical
examination procedures by a pediatrician through a pneumatic otoscope. The instrument helps by
inducing a stream of air into the ear canal of the child to blow off the fluid causing infections.
Nonetheless, surgical procedures are typically initiated when these fluids remain within the
child’s ear for three months. It involves plugging tubes to the infected ears and drawing the

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Running Head: NURSING ASSESSMENT 1 Nursing Assessment: Otitis Media and Otitis Externa Name: Institution Affiliation: NURSING ASSESSMENT 2 Otitis Media and Otitis Externa Did you know that approximately 30 million of children under age three in the US pays visits pediatrician every year due to otitis media infection and that swimming is more likely to cause otitis externa? These are both ear infections with otitis media predominantly affecting mostly young children at their tender ages. It is frequently diagnosed as an infection caused by bacteria among the children within 3-5 years of age. Conversely, acute otitis media is commonly dominant in both the children, youths, and adults and is as a result of the external inflammation of the ear. The paper uncovers various diagnosis of these ear infections, different signs and symptoms, causative agents and ear assessment process. Otitis media is a common infection among children, and it is caused by the bacterial infections with a few changes in the viral infections causing a dysfunction within the Eustachian tube (Herberts, Jeppsson, Nylén, & Branefors-Helander, 2014). In most cases, the machine experiences an abrupt swelling and redness with the increased fluid accumulation in the middle ear once an infection kicks in. Soon after the diseases, a child is more likely to experience irritability in the ear canal as a result of a flow of fluid from the channel, difficulties in hearing, pain making the child to tag both of the ...
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