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    Middle Ear Effusion in Children (Pootikarna)

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    Middle Ear Effusion in Children-Pootikarna

    The middle ear is the part of the ear behind the eardrum. It is a cavity where somequantities of fluid are usuallyformed. Generally, this fluid flows out of the ear through the Eustachian tube which connects the middle ear and the back side of the throat.Fluid when gets accumulated in the middle ear result in the condition called middle ear effusion, otitis media with effusion (OME), or serous otitis media. This is common in children of two years or younger age and is rare after eight years of age. In Ayurveda, the condition is called Pootikarna. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA is offering effective management for middle ear effusion in children. IAFA, through its Ayurpediatric department aims at providing the best Ayurvedic treatment to children suffering from various allergies and infections.

    Causes of Middle Ear Effusion

    Middle ear effusion occurs when the Eustachian tube gets blocked and/or the middle ear secretes large quantity of fluid. This results in accumulation of fluid in the middle ear. 

     

    Other risk factors include:

    • After a cold
    • After an ear infection
    • Children with a cleft palate

    Ayurvedic reference of Middle Ear Effusion in Children-Pootikarna

    Signs and symptoms of Middle Ear Effusion

    The most common symptoms are:

    • Hearing problems
    • Inattention or unresponsive to calls or talks
    • Decreased learning rate

    Ayurveda explains the symptoms of Pootikarna as painful or painless ears, presence of large quantity of copious, bad smelled fluid in the ear.

    Dr. Gupta’s IAFA is offering effective management for middle ear effusion in children.  Institute of Applied Food Allergy® is a prestigious institution that ensures the best Ayurvedic treatment for various illnesses”.

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    -Allergist, Dr. Sahil Gupta

    Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery
    Master’s in Health Administration

    Diet in Middle Ear Effusion in Children

    Do’s (Pathya) in Middle Ear Effusion in Children

    • Use of well ventilated rooms 
    • Frequent intake of small amounts of warm water
    • Consume hot & fresh food only
    • Light and easily digestible food
    • Intake of lesser quantity of food
    • Green gram
    • Take vegetables with bitter taste
    • Mild exercises
    • Take enough rest

    Don’ts (Apathya) in Middle Ear Effusion in Children

    • Cold water 
    • Non vegetarian food
    • Fatty food
    • Fried and bakery food
    • Head bathing
    • Day sleep
    • Application of oil on head
    • Use of A/C room
    • Journey to long distances, especially on window seat

    Yoga and Pranayama in Middle Ear Effusion in Children

    Yoga practice helps to reduce severity of infection.

    • Savasana
    • Paryankasana
    • Sasangasana
    • Seetalasana
    • Karnapidasana
    • Makarasana
    • Simhasana

    Pranayama helps to control movement of air inside the body. It keeps all organs energetic and fresh.

    Ayurvedic Treatment of Middle Ear Effusion in Children

    Ayurveda suggest effective treatment for middle ear effusion by combining internal medicines and external therapies. 

    Internal Medicines for middle ear effusion in Children

    • Amrutotharakashaya
    • Panchatiktakakashaya
    • GuggulutiktakaKwatha
    • Nimbamrutasava
    • Gorochanadigulika

    • Kaisoraguggulugulika
    • Guggulutiktakagrita
    • Sirasulaadrivajra rasa
    • Rasagandhimezhuk

    External medicines for middle ear effusion in Children

    • Nirgundyaditaila
    • Ksharataila
    • Dasamooladitaila
    • Thriphaladitaila

    Treatment Procedures for middle ear effusion in Children

    • Virechana (Purgation)
    • Karnapoorana (filling medicated liquids in ears)
    • Lepana (Application of medicated paste)

    Single Herbs in the Management of middle ear effusion in Children

    • Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
    • Vibheetaki (Terminalia bellerica)
    • Nirgundi (Vitexnegundo)
    • Guggulu (Commiphoramukul)

    • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
    • Nimba (Azadirachtaindica)
    • Vilwa (Aegle marmelos)
    • Asana (Pterocarpus marsupium)

    Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergist

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Question: What is Middle Ear Effusion?

    Answer: Middle Ear Effusion is the condition where the space or cavity inside the ear gets blocked due to accumulation of fluid.

    Question: What are the main symptoms of Middle Ear Effusion?

    Answer: The major symptoms of Middle Ear Effusion are lack of response, reduced hearing, unresponsiveness etc.

    Question: Is Ayurvedic treatment effective in Middle Ear Effusion?

    Answer: Yes, Ayurveda has detailed treatment methods with internal as well as external medicines, treatment procedures etc. that offer effective result in Middle Ear Effusion. 

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