Otois fascei, or “osiris,” is a painful inflammation of the otic membranes in the throat, lips, and tongue that occurs in children.
Symptoms of otitis may include burning, itching, redness, and sore throat.
The condition is rarely fatal.
It can also cause bleeding in the eyes and nasal passages, and it can be life-threatening if left untreated.
In most cases, otitis can be treated with antibiotics.
The CDC says that if you have otois, it’s important to take a thorough history of symptoms.
You can also ask your pediatrician for a detailed medical history.
If you have been exposed to an infected person, seek immediate medical attention.
If symptoms continue for at least six months, a pediatric otitis specialist can prescribe antibiotics.
If not, you should seek care from an otitis care provider.
The symptoms of otiosceles are different from those of otalgia or otitis externa, and there is no definitive treatment.
Otois can also lead to pneumonia and respiratory infections, and can be fatal.
In some cases, the infection causes permanent damage to the membranes.
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