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Ear injury

By electrical injury is understood the defeat of the whole organism or its individual parts as a result of the passage of an electric current. The degree of damage is directly proportional to the time the current passes through the body. The skin has a very large electrical resistance, being like an insulator. All other tissues are an aqueous solution of various salts that transmit current well. As a result of heat generation in the tissues, an electric burn of various degrees occurs: from redness, blistering, necrosis, up to charring of certain parts of the body. Since the skin has an especially strong resistance to the incoming and outgoing current, its burn is the most severe.

In case of an electric trauma, the inner ear is most affected, a sharp expansion of the blood vessels of the inner ear occurs with hemorrhages in various parts of the ear labyrinth, protein coagulation in the peri-and endolymph. The vestibular apparatus is less frequently affected by the auditory. In the long term after an injury, fibrous connective and bone tissue grows in the ear maze. After 1-3 months, degenerative changes occur in the cortic organ.

A burn of the auricles is noted up to carbonization in combination with hemorrhage in the eardrum, tympanic cavity, degeneration of the neuroepithelium of the spiral organ and spiral ganglion. Auditory function suffers more, even deafness, than vestibular, as the inter-labyrinth asymmetry is gradually compensated. Tinnitus, labyrinthine nystagmus, Horner's syndrome, taste perversion are noted. Of the common phenomena of trauma, fainting, respiratory arrest, shock, cramps, and paralysis are observed. There are cases when deafness and dumbness immediately arose from a lightning strike. There may be “ciaee iieiee” on the skin, eia? Uea aea o? Anoeia ei? E? Aeoiaaoi-ao? Iai oaaoa eee a? Aaiaeaiuo e? Aniuo iiein.

Treatment.
The victim is immediately exempted from electrical wires using improvised insulating materials (rubber coat, dry stick, wooden board, dry newspaper, rubber mat). The injured person is taken out of the danger zone and breathed “from mouth to nose” or “from mouth to mouth”, iai? Yiie ianna? na? aoa. Apply respiratory stimulants (oxygen, lobelin), cardiac drugs. In severe cases, bloodletting, blood transfusion, the introduction of blood substitutes, anti-shock fluids and spinal puncture are required.

When treating ear burns, conservative methods are followed, since they are prone to self-healing. An aseptic dressing is applied to the damaged area and treated according to the principles of burn therapy. Persistent disfigurement of shells is eliminated by plastic surgery.

The injured should be hospitalized, since even in the absence of complaints, symptoms may subsequently appear from the central nervous system and circulatory organs. One of the main measures for the prevention of electrical injury is the strict observance of safety regulations.

The doctor of the unit for any ear injury provides first aid to the victim and sends him to the hospital. In part, under the conditions, it is allowed to treat patients with small, non-penetrating lesions of the skin of the auricle, burns and frostbite of the I-II degree with a completely satisfactory general condition. During evacuation, the torn auricle must either be bandaged to the victim’s head or placed in a double plastic bag with ice or snow.

Survey of servicemen at testimony is carried out according to article 81 of the order of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation N 315 1995
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Ear injury

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