Ear infections can happen at any time of year to adults and children alike, although it is more common in children due to their narrower Eustachian tubes. Adults can save their ears and selves from the discomfort and potential hearing loss from an ear infection. Check out these tips for preventing ear infections.
One of the best and simplest ways to prevent ear infections is to eat healthy. That’s right. Eat healthy. Keeping up your health inside and out helps to prevent a world of diseases that could directly or indirectly lead to an ear infection. The ears are the first to suffer in the event of many illnesses, as they are sensitive and can pick up something wrong in another part of the body.
Eating healthy and staying fit go hand in hand. Exercise takes discipline, but it certainly pays off. There are many avenues for staying active in Maryland that one can enjoy alone or in a group. Staying fit will help your immune system as well, which will help protect you from ear infections.
Smoking may not seem related to the ear, but it is. The eustachian tubes connect the throat to the inner ears, and thus that is how germs, viruses, and other particles can enter the ear through the nose and throat. Smoking and even second-hand smoke can cause ear infections, so it is best to stay away from it altogether.
Snoring can also be attributed to an increased likelihood of ear infections. Snoring may occur due to an enlarged adenoid, a tissue located above the canal where the nose meets the top of the throat. One can use temporary tools to alleviate snoring or undergo surgery to remove significantly large adenoids.
When seasonal allergies happen, the eustachian tubes can become swollen and closed. Without ventilation, germs and viruses can percolate and cause an ear infection. Preventing ear infections is as simple as managing other aspects of your overall health.
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