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Here is a quick mnemonic “SIGNS SYMPTOMS to remember about Acute Otitis Media Signs & Symptoms

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Acute Otitis Media Signs & Symptoms : How To Remember Easily ?

  • S: Symptoms of Acute Otitis Media include ear pain, fever.
  • I: Irritability is another symptom associated with Acute Otitis Media.
  • G: Patients with Acute Otitis Media may experience a blocked auditory tube.
  • N: Notable physical examination findings in Acute Otitis Media include a bulging, inflamed tympanic membrane.
  • S: Severe signs and symptoms of Acute Otitis Media include moderate to severe otalgia and a high temperature (>102.2°F).
  • S: Conductive hearing loss is observed in patients with Acute Otitis Media.
  • Y: Young children diagnosed with Acute Otitis Media may exhibit symptoms for less than 48 hours.
  • M: Middle-ear effusion is necessary for diagnosing Acute Otitis Media.
  • P: Perforation, old middle-ear adhesions, and presence of middle-ear fluid can also cause immobility of the tympanic membrane.
  • T: The Valsalva maneuver or swallowing while holding the nose shut can help identify immobility of the tympanic membrane.
  • O: Otorrhea, or discharge from the ear, is a symptom of Acute Otitis Media.
  • M: Mild bulging of the tympanic membrane or intense erythema can aid in diagnosing Acute Otitis Media.
  • S: Severe otalgia lasting at least 2 days is a significant symptom of Acute Otitis Media.

Mnemonic : SIGNS SYMPTOMS

Dr. Arin Nandi

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