Ear can be cleaned by itself because of migratory capacity of skin of ear canal. If you scratch ear often you will get more wax and sometimes you may injured the eardrum.
Ear infections are becoming much more commonly diagnosed. Between 1975 and 1990, the number of ear infections diagnosed in doctors' offices tripled to about 25 million. Treatment for an ear infection is the second most common reason for a child's visit to a physician's office, after the well child exam. Ear infections also occur with upper respiratory infections, including tonsillitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, and bronchitis.
Infection of the sinus cavities often occurs due to inflammation and obstruction of the sinus drainage pathways. Typical symptoms of a sinus infection include facial pain and pressure, nasal obstruction, yellow or green nasal drainage, fatigue and fever. Treatment of a sinus infection may include nasal decongestants and antibiotics. People with chronic sinus drainage may benefit from endoscopic sinus surgery.
Most importantly stay calm and help the person stay calm as well. Pinch all the soft parts of the nose together between your thumb and the side of your index finger. Or if possible soak a cotton ball with Afrin, Neo-Synephrine, or Dura-Vent spray and place this in the nostril. With your thumb and the side of your index finger press firmly but gently toward the face, compressing the pinched parts of the nose against the bones of the face. Hold this position for about five minutes, the whole time keeping your head at a higher level than your heart. Keep your head elevated even if you sit down or lay down. Apply ice to nose and cheek areas. If symptoms get worse, see a doctor.
Sinuses are air-filled spaces within the bone around your nose. The sinuses are divided into four subgroups: maxillary sinuses (under the eyes), frontal sinuses (hard part of the forehead), the ethmoid sinuses (between the nose and eyes) and the sphenoid sinuses (under the pituaty gland).
Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils. There are three types of tonsillitis-acute, subacute, and chronic. Acute tonsillitis can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Subacute and chronic is usually always caused by a bacterial infection. Symptoms of tonsillitis is a severe sore throat, difficulty swallowing, headache, fever and chills. The tonsills look red, swollen and can sometimes have patches of white (pus). The treatment of tonsillitis includes pain management medications and antibiotics (if the causitive factor is bacterial). Chronic cases may indicate a need for a tonsillectomy. Gargling with a solution of warm water and salt may reduce pain and swelling.