glue ear


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glue ear

accumulation of fluid in the middle ear in children, caused by infection and sometimes resulting in deafness
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The National Deaf Children's Society said suspected 'difficult' children may be suffering from glue ear, as one in five infants between the ages of one and three will experience the condition this winter.
Meanwhile, researchers in Finland have found a that a special anti-bacterial chewing gum can cut the rate of glue ear infection by 40 per cent.
Glue ear is the popular name for Otitis Media with Effusion (OME), a consequence of earlier acute infection of the middle ear.
For children with possible glue ear, the GP should keep a close eye on symptoms for up to three months, during which time the child's hearing is likely to be tested.
To treat his glue ear Ryan had grommets inserted in both ears, recently having his third set fitted.
Glue ear occurs when the middle ear becomes blocked with fluid and is often characterised by a change in behaviour, tiredness, lack of concentration and not responding when spoken to.
Glue ear is caused by fluid building up in the middle ear, just behind the eardrum.
WREXHAM Poor on excess alcohol consumption; good for smoking levels, coronary artery bypass grafts, surgical intervention for glue ear.
In the UK around 42% of children are exposed to second-hand smoke at home, increasing the risk of cot death, meningitis, glue ear, heart disease, stroke, asthma and some cancers.
When she was just three months old, little Natalya Brunskill was diagnosed with glue ear, a common condition that affects thousands of youngsters - but for Natalya it's had a major impact on her life.
Also, after the birth, children of smoking parents have an increased risk of developing chest infections, asthma, glue ear and cot death.
Dummy use has been linked to glue ear and other infections, malformed teeth, and speech impairment.