Passive smoking increases chances of ear problems
A study published in the online edition of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that children whose parents smoke are more likely to contract ear infections and have hearing problems. The analysis was led by a scientist at the University of Nottingham in England. The research came from a combination of 61 earlier studies. It was found, therefore, that the coexistence of children with smokers could harm the ears and, if the smoker was the mother, the probability was even greater. The results showed that living with a smoker increased by 37% the probability of a have ear infections and the like. However, if the smoker was the mother, the chance of contracting such problems rose to 62%. According to the researchers, exposure to cigarette smoke creates ideal conditions for the development of bacteria in the ears, causing infections in children and adolescents. In addition, even in the latter case, children presented a 86% greater risk of undergoing ear surgeries in the future. . They further add that this is just one of the many risks children are exposed to when their parents are smokers.
Passive smoking leads children to miss school
Children who live in homes where they are exposed to smoking lose more days of school than those who do not live with tobacco, another study by the Massachusetts General Hospital
(MGH) reveals. The researchers found that exposed children have higher rates of respiratory illnesses that may be caused by secondhand smoke, and this makes them miss more in school - cigarette exposure can be responsible for a quarter to a third of school absences between these children. The results were published in the online edition of the journal Pediatrics
. Passive smoking In the study, adults responsible for 3,087 school-age children - aged 6 to 11 years - answered a questionnaire on health general of the small. The questions were: how many people smoke indoors, how many days of school the child lost due to illness or injury during the previous year if the child had three or more ear infections during the previous year if the child had a cold or illness gastrointestinal symptoms in the two weeks prior to the study, and finally, if the child was diagnosed with asthma and, if so, if she had a recent asthma attack. Of the children surveyed, more than 14% lived in nursing homes where at least one person smokes at home - of those, 8% lived with one person who smokes and 6% with two or more. Analyzing the data, it was noticed that children with a smoker had a mean of 1.06 more absences in school, while those with two or more, 1.54 more absences than those who did not live with smokers at home. Diseases associated with tobacco exposure - including ear infections and colds - accounted for 24% of the causes of absences among children living with a cigarette user, and 34% of those with two or more users. The presence of smokers at home did not increase the incidence of gastrointestinal diseases, nor was there any association with the diagnosis of asthma, nor with the attacks. For researchers, this is due to the fact that the study may have included a very low number of children with asthma, as previous studies have indicated that exposure to smoking is a trigger for the disease.
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Redness in the eyes, itching and watery eyes are just some of the symptoms of conjunctivitis. With the arrival of autumn and winter, people tend to crowd indoors, increasing the spread of infectious-contagious diseases, such as this. When noticing the first signs of conjunctivitis it is essential to seek an ophthalmologist as soon as possible.