Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

Ear Care Practices among Parents of Under Five Children and Challenges in Health Seeking: An Unexplored Domain in Research

  • Open or Close Mukesh Shukla*

    Department of community & family medicine, all India institutes of medical sciences, India

    *Corresponding author: Mukesh Shukla, Senior Resident, Department of Community & Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, Tel: +919452101028; Email: drmukeshshukla@gmail.com

Submission: February 22, 2018; Published: February 27, 2018

ISSN : 2576-8816
Volume4 Issue1


Infections involving the middle ear includes diverse entities and are one of the most common childhood occurrence. Acute otitismedia (AOM) is an inflammation of the middle ear mucosa presenting acutely with symptoms of otalgia and fever. Treatment guidelines advocate ‘wait and see’ [1], as majority(80%) of the cases undergo spontaneous resolution [2]; but in spite of that antibiotic prescriptions for acute ear infections continues to grow in routine health care settings.

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