Originally designed for ages 3 years and up, the soothing effects of Otovent® provide pain relief while making it fun for children and adults too!
Regulation of the pressure in the middle ear is a known and important mechanism in the treatment of disorder of the middle ear in children. Normally, the pressure in the middle ear is equalized by swallowing or yawning. If the mechanisms for regulating negative pressure are not effective, negative pressure in the middle ear occurs due to collection and absorption of the air in the membranous lining of the middle ear.
After a number of weeks thick secretions develop, filling the middle ear (glue ear) and leading to hearing impairment. If left untreated, it may lead to deterioration in the elasticity of the eardrum, which may lead to chronic disorders of the middle ear in the future.
By inflating the balloon and playing the 'Otovent game' with children or adults 2 to 3 times daily, symptoms are relieved quickly and effectively anytime, anywhere. Children and adults get back to their normal day to day activities faster without extreme medical intervention or recovery time.
The Otovent® Method
The Otovent® method is a clinically proven first-line treatment option to help avoid the surgical insertion of tube into the eardrum. It is a non surgical, drug-free treatment for glue ear, and has been recommened by ENT specialists for the last 20 years.
The child inflates a small balloon using their nose, and at the same time equalizes the pressure and relieves the symptons in the middle ear. Blowing up the balloon helps to open up the Eustachian tube, making it easier for fluid to drain from the middle ear.
Children can use Otovent® under parental supervision. It is painless, harmless and takes only a matter of seconds to perform. Otovent® should be used 2-3 times daily until all the fluid has been drained away.
How to use Otovent®?
- Connect the balloon to the nose piece. Hold the round part of the nose piece firmly against the right nostril with the right hand. Press the left nostril closed with the left hand.
- Inhale deeply, close the mouth and the inflate the balloon until it is the size of a grapefruit, by blowing through the nostril.
- Repeat the procedure with the left nostril.
When the balloon is inflated to a grapefuit size the technique is correct and therefore optimum benefits from the treatment will be gained. You will know that the treatment works if you or your child experiences a pressure increase and/or a "pop" in the ear. If the ear does not “pop” upon inflation, the patient should swallow as the balloon deflates back through the nasal passage way.
Note: Maximum 20 inflations per balloon.
Relief you can trust.
No Patient injury or negative side effects have been reported using Otovent. This safety record gives you confidence with the results you expect for your child and you! The Otovent balloons in the pack are carefully manufactured to achieve the therapeutic pressure required to open the eustachian tube. When used correctly, the Otovent method provides excellent results in the treatment of children and adults with Secretory otitis media/Otitis media with effusion (SOM/OME). 50% of children (from approximentally 3-4 years) achieve equalization or a lower negative pressure in the middle ear.
The Otovent Game
The soothing effects of Otovent provide pain relief while making it fun for children and adults too! Children generally view blowing up the balloon using the Otovent method as a game, which makes carrying out the treatment easier. Slightly older children, who have learned the Otovent method, can both perform and monitor the treatment themselves.