glue ear


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glue ear

middle ear inflammation with thick mucoid effusion caused by long-standing eustachian tube obstruction.

glue ear

Secretory otitis media, see there.

glue ear

(glū ēr)
Middle ear inflammation with thick mucoid effusion caused by long-standing pharyngotympanic (auditory) tube obstruction.

glue ear

Secretory OTITIS MEDIA. A condition affecting the middle ears of children in which the free movement of the chain of bones linking the eardrum to the inner ear is impeded by sticky mucus. This causes deafness which is often unsuspected as the child does not complain. Early treatment is essential if the education, and possibly intellectual development, are not to suffer.
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In either case an ENT surgeon might recommend removing the adenoids together with the tonsils to improve breathing, or remove the adenoids when inserting grommets to help with the treatment of glue ear.
A randomized comparison of homoeopathic and standard care for the treatment of glue ear in children.
The researchers have various theories as to why a spray with these bacteria can help children with glue ear.
Glue ear occurs when the middle ear becomes blocked with fluid.
A randomised controlled trial of surgery for glue ear. BMJ 1990;300:1551-6.
In young children middle ear infections (otitis) often precede glue ear and are a major concern, as this can lead to hearing loss, problems with speech development and educational problems.
Other procedures on the list of 17 include grommets for glue ear and hysterectomies for heavy menstrual bleeding, with the plans drawn up in consultation with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice).
To help ease mucus and fluid blockages caused by severe glue ear, repeated insertions of grommets were needed to keep his ear canals open.
"But if someone I couldn't see said something, or there was a lot of noise going on, it didn't help." Joey's glue ear condition meant that hearing aids were not an effective option.
Wide variety of risk factors, indicate that there is no single cause for glue ear. However in approximately one half of cases, there appear to be an initial upper respiratory tract infection of viral origin.
Another common problem in UAE children is "glue ear," a condition where a fluid thickens in the ear and leads to mild to moderate hearing loss, he added.
Common causes of deafness in children include inherited conditions, infection during pregnancy, meningitis, head injury and glue ear.