Tympanitis is a commonly occurring disorder in infants and young children. It is characterized by inflammation of the middle ear. Fluid accumulates behind the tympanic membrane, resulting in a degree of temporary hearing loss. It is commonly known as a middle ear infection.
Because of the infant and young children’s Eustachian tubes connection to the nose and throat, bacteria that causes throat and respiratory tract infections ca easily access the inner ear via the Eustachian tube. The fluid in the middle ear can become infected by the bacteria present in the nose and throat.
Pain and hearing loss are common symptoms. Many young children have Eustachian tubes that are narrow, which predisposes them to tympanitis.
As children develop physically, they can outgrow Tympanitis.
Diagnosis of tympanitis mainly include visual examination of tympanic membrane with otoscope. If exudate or an oozing of pus is present, a culture and sensitivity can be done.
Homeopathic treatment for Tympanitis
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat tympanitis but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat tympanitis that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of tympanitis:
Calcaria Phos –tympanitis, chronic suppuration of the middle ear.
Merc Dul – excellent remedy for inflammation and catarrh of Eustachian tube and that of membrane tympani.
Merc Sol – burning of the tympanum of the ear.
Pulsatilla – tympanitis; when tympanum is straw colored and the pain does not bother the child.
Belladonna – intense pain with redness of the middle and external ear.
Hepar Sulph – remarkable remedy for the ear affections where there is formation of an abscess in the ear, which is much sensitive to touch and increases pain on touching; earache due to exposure to dry cold air.
Tellurium – otitis media with rupture of tympanum, pouring out pus which at first may be fair, but afterwards become offensive, smelling like fish brine. Hearing impaired; sensation as if something suddenly closed up the ear.
Capsicum – dull hearing, after previous burning and stinging in ears; catarrhal deafness; inflammation of mastoid process; rupture of membrane tympani from disease.
Other important medicines are:
Calcaria Carb, Calcaria Sulph, Chamomilla, Kali Bi, Lycopodium, Silicea, Sulphur, Apis Mel, Arnica, Baryta Carb, Carbo Veg, Causticum, Dulcamara, Ferrum Phos, Gelsemium, Kali Carb, Kali Iod, Kali Mur, Natrum Carb, Natrum Mur, Psorinum, Thuja, and many other medicines.