13 Treatments for Otitis Media with Effusion

Overview

Normally, the Eustachian tube drains fluid from your ears to the back of your throat. If it becomes clogged, otitis media with effusion (OME) can occur. If you have OME, the middle part of your ear is filled with fluid. It can increase the risk of[read article]

Tests for Otitis Media with Effusion

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Otoscopy
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Tympanometry provides a way, along with a physical exam, for doctors to diagnose and monitor problems with the middle ear. It can help with diagnosing disorders tha...  More
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Acoustic Reflectometry
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test does not diagnose one specific condition. Instead, it helps your doctor determine whether you are experiencing inflamma...  More
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X-Ray of Mastoids
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Surgical Procedures for Otitis Media with Effusion

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Adenoid removal, also called adenoidectomy, is a common surgery used to remove the adenoids. The adenoids are glands located in the roof of the mouth, behind the so...  More
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An ear tube insertion is a procedure by which a specialized physician inserts tiny tubes into one's eardrum to reduce the occurrence of ear infections and allo...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Otitis Media with Effusion

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AMOXICILLIN (a mox i SIL in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral ...  More
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AMOXICILLIN; CLAVULANIC ACID (a mox i SILL in; KLAV yoo lan ic AS id) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will...  More
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CEFUROXIME (se fyoor OX eem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vir...  More
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CEFPROZIL (sef PROE zil) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral i...  More
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