Ear problem


Overview

Ear, the organ of hearing, has two main functions. One is the sense of hearing, while the other is the sense of equilibration and of motion. Any trouble connected to the ear should  be treated early as possible due to its importance, delicacy and inaccessibility. 

In ayurveda  there are three elements present in our body : vata, pitta and kapha which should be in balance. Karnaroga (diseases of the ear), is caused due to imbalance of these three elements.

Symptoms

Common diseases.

  1. Tinnitus
  2. Ear infection
  3. Hearing loss etc.

Causes

  • Exposure to snow or cold items.
  • Diving or swimming or exposure to cold water.
  • Picking or probing the external auditory canal.
  • Improper instrumentation during the examination and treatment.
  • Hearing loud sounds.
  • Injury to head , especially the bone surrounding ear.
  • Chronic systemic infections like Tuberculosis , Leprosy, Syphilis etc.
  • Heriditary
  • Ear bone changes.
  • Some diseases like - Meniere's disease, TMJ disorders, Acoustic neuroma, Muscle spasms in the inner ear, Eustachian tube dysfunction, Muscle spasms in the inner ear.
  • Blood vessel disorders.
  • Some medications.

Treatment

Diet and lifestyle Modifications

Herbs and Herbo-Mineral Preparations

  • for tinnitus - Vacha, Sarivadi vati
  • for ear infection - Triphala guggulu,Yashtimadhu
  • for Hearing loss - Sarivadi vati 
  • for foul smell from ear -  Surasa

(The above mentioned Ayurvedic drugs are Herbs and Herbomineral preparations)


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