Eustachian-tube sentence example
- Infection usually stems from an upper respiratory infection in which swelling (edema) in the eustachian tube causes fluid and mucous to gather behind the eardrum.
- Acute otitis media can result from a respiratory infection such as a cold that causes an inflammation that blocks a eustachian tube.
- It may be that pacifier use spreads infection or that intense sucking on pacifiers hinders proper functioning of the eustachian tube that normally keeps the middle ear open and clean.
- Sinus swelling can constrict a child's eustachian tube that connects the inner ear to the throat, causing a congested feeling and "ear popping."
- In children, the eustachian tube is shorter and less slanted than in adults.Advertisement
- Children also have clumps of infection fighting cells, commonly called adenoids, in the area of the eustachian tube.
- Acute otitis media often occurs as an aftereffect of upper respiratory infections, in which the eustachian tube and nasal membranes become swollen and congested.
- The position the child is in while breastfeeding is better than the usual bottle-feeding position for optimal eustachian tube function.