How Do You Use Ear Fluid Monitors To Diagnose Possible Ear Infections?
Knowing whether or not a child has an ear infection can be very exasperating. Many of the time-worn detection methods such as fever or ear tugging are not always present in all cases. This article describes how to use devices called ear fluid monitors at home to detect for the presence of fluid in the middle ear using sound waves. Fluid in the inner ear is a probable indication for an ear infection. Fortunately, middle ear fluid detection monitors that use sound waves are safe, easy to use and similar in appearance and functionality of a standard ear thermometer. Perform any start up functions on the monitor. This will range from confirming the proper installation and status of the batteries, to initializing a self-check by turning it on and performing any control measures. Ensure the subject to be scanned is seated in a upright position. Since sound wave monitors detect fluid, the patient’s inclination may affect the disposition of the fluid in the ear and subsequent reading. Hold the