Friday, 22 November 2013

Phytochemicals and Otitis media (middle ear infection)

Otitis media is defined as an acute or chronic condition of middle ear infection, effecting mostly infants and young children.

Types of food to prevent and treat Otitis media
1. Orange peel
In the study to investigate the Effect of orange peel essential oil on oxidative stress in AOM animals

showed that orange peel essential oil treatment could decrease serum and cochlea malondialdehyde (MDA), immunoglobulins A (IgA), immunoglobulins G (IgG), immunoglobulins M (IgM) levels and increase antioxidant enzymes activitie and concluded that orange peel essential oil treatment could decrease oxidative injury in acute otitis media rats(1).

2. Carrot and tomato
In the study to investigate therapeutic role of tvitamin A on healing of middle ear mucosa in experimental acute otitis media (AOM), showed that Pretreatment with vitamin A increases antioxidant enzyme activities and reduces formation of NO and MDA. Vitamin A may be considered as an additional medicament for the medical treatment of AOM(2).

3. Garlic and onions 
In the study to evaluate the effects of GSH treatment on chronic otitis media with effusion (OME), found that three months after therapy improvement had occurred in 66.6% of patients in the GSH-treated group and in 8% of the control subjects (P <.01)(3).

4. Etc.
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Sources
(1) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22342737
(2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17303254
(3) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11568588

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