What should patients with otitis media avoid?

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Otitis media is a high-risk disease that can seriously affect the patient's health and daily life. Otitis media actually refers to inflammatory lesions in the entire or partial structure of the middle ear. This disease can be divided into two categories: non-suppurative and purulent. Non-suppurative otitis media includes secretory otitis media and barotrauma. Suppurative otitis media includes acute suppurative otitis media and chronic suppurative otitis media.


What should patients with otitis media avoid?

Regarding dietary precautions, parents should not only know what foods to feed their children, but especially what they should not eat if they have otitis media, so as not to affect the treatment of otitis media. If you suffer from otitis media, you should eat a light diet, but avoid spicy food to avoid irritating the Eustachian tube and aggravating the condition.

(1) Spicy and irritating foods, such as chili, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, mustard, galangal, onion, garlic, etc. These foods are warm, pungent and dry, which can transform fire and damage yin, which can aggravate the patient's internal heat and easily aggravate otitis media.


(2) Fermented substances: This type of food has certain allergenic factors. Improper consumption can cause allergic reactions in the human body and aggravate the symptoms of otitis media. Fermented substances mainly include fish, Shrimp, crab and other seafood, in addition, eggs, coriander should also be eaten less.

(3) Fatty and thick-flavored foods: This type of food can easily accumulate dampness and produce phlegm, help heat and reduce fire, cause dampness and heat to accumulate in the body, and worsen the symptoms of otitis media.


(4) Raw and cold food: Patients with otitis media should not eat more cold drinks, such as frozen drinks, cold fruits and ice cream.
(5) Hot tonics: It is not advisable to take hot tonics when otitis media occurs, such as ginseng, velvet antler, cinnamon, bullwhip, aconite, Dabu paste, etc.
(6) Hard and difficult-to-bite foods, such as peanuts, watermelon seeds, pistachios, hard cakes, fried dough sticks, etc. These foods are difficult to chew and can worsen otitis media pain.
(7) Fishy foods: Fishy foods such as seafood should also be taboo in the diet for otitis media. This type of food has certain allergenic factors. Improper consumption can cause allergic reactions in the human body and aggravate the symptoms of otitis media.



Three precautions for preventing otitis media:
1. Correct bad living habits: Unhealthy living habits are the main cause of otitis media. Get rid of unhealthy living habits. Living habits can effectively prevent the onset of otitis media. Parents should be careful not to pick out their children's ears frequently, otherwise it will easily pierce the skin and eardrum, which may easily lead to the onset of otitis media.
2. Actively prevent and treat ear, nose and throat diseases: Failure to treat nasopharyngeal diseases in time can easily lead to the onset of otitis media. If you suffer from nasopharyngeal diseases, you need to treat them as soon as possible and keep your ears healthy. If you suffer from tonsillitis, you need to Taking treatment measures as early as possible and providing comprehensive care can reduce the chance of otitis media..
3. Prevent colds and colds: Otitis media is mainly caused by Eustachian tube infection. Everyone should take measures to prevent colds and colds, which can reduce the chance of otitis media. When swimming, be careful to prevent water from entering the ears, otherwise it will easily cause Inflammation of the middle ear can lead to otitis media and also affect hearing problems.