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Ear problems seem like the worst, don’t they?
They’re painful enough to begin with. All that pain near your head, the fullness and stuffiness? It’s impossible to bear – maybe more so when watching your child.
Worse, the problems are often chronic. Ear infection after ear infection in perpetuity, it often seems. No matter how badly you think you beat the problem one time, it always finds a way to muster up a comeback.
Even worse, now it’s starting to spread to other structures. Your child never had sinus problems – but all of a sudden, it’s back-to-back sinus infections. Same thing with the throat: where it once used to be as strong as anything, now it’s buckling under a barrage of infections.
This isn’t by accident. The ear, nose and throat are highly connected, and it’s possible that your child’s ear issue is starting to grow legs, spreading and reaching other problem parts.
Fortunately, this could be taken care of with one quick visit to an ear, nose and throat doctor. No matter what the problem, he or she has definitely seen it before – countless times over.
For you, this is the best news you could hear.
Now only if your child didn’t have that ringing in the ears from an ear issue long left unaddressed. Good news: with one quick trip to the doc, they’ll be able to have it addressed.
The Ear is Connected to the…
Surely you’ve heard the song.
They should make a cover: about ears, noses and throats.
Simply, all of the structures are interconnected. The sinuses and ears both spill into the throat, and even the sinuses and ears have connectivity between them.
As you’ve already seen, an issue with one can easily begin to become an issue with another. Where your child used to only have ear infections, now sinus infections come with regularity. Same thing with throat problems.
The good news is, by addressing one problem, it’s totally possible that it will solve the others. At the very least, it can help slow the advancement of other problems.
Of course, these are questions and considerations only your doctor can field and make. There’s a great value in talking them out in theory, but only after a trip to the doctor’s office can these problems be figured out for sure.
Many people fear that by going to an ear, nose and throat doctor, they’re essentially guaranteeing their children surgery. Worse, they tend to have unrealistic preconceived notions about those surgeries, particularly with their safety and speed of recovery.
First, no doctor is going to be surgery happy. If one is, you’ve found the wrong one, and you should storm immediately out of the room.
Surgery may be the only option, but it’s totally possible that a non-surgical alternative is totally feasible, too. And if there are those available, it’s an absolute certainty that a doctor will present them to you.
Second, many of these surgeries aren’t nearly as bad as they sound. With technology nowadays, many of them can be performed with minimal invasion. And through these advances, recovery times are but a fraction of what they used to be.
Not only might your child be able to get back to school in a day or two, he or she might only have to miss a day or two more in the entire year.
Whatever the case, you’ll only find out by checking in with a doctor.