Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “EARRINGS“ to remember about the Clinical Features of Otitis Media
E – Ear Tugging: Children with Otitis Media often tug on their ears due to discomfort.
A – Acute Onset: Symptoms typically have a sudden and acute onset.
R – Red Eardrum: Otitis Media can cause the eardrum to appear red and inflamed.
R – Reduced Hearing: Patients may experience a temporary reduction in hearing.
I – Irritability: Infants and young children may become irritable due to ear pain.
N – Nystagmus: In severe cases, Otitis Media can lead to involuntary eye movements.
G – Grumpy: Children might display increased fussiness or grumpiness.
S – Speech Delay: Prolonged or recurrent Otitis Media can contribute to speech delays.