Friday, February 09, 2007

Two Illnesses You Should Be Aware Of

Trichinosis

Trichinosis, also called trichinellosis, or trichiniasis, is a parasitic disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork and wild game products infected with the larvae of a species of roundworm Trichinella spiralis, commonly called the trichina worm. The few cases in the United States are mostly the result of eating undercooked game or home reared pigs. It is most common in the developing world and where pigs are commonly fed raw garbage.

Glue Ear or Otitis Media

Otitis media is an inflammation of the middle ear segment of the ear. It is one of the two conditions that are commonly thought of as ear infections, the other being otitis externa. Otitis media is very common, and includes a whole range of medical conditions; all of which involve inflammation of the ear drum (tympanic membrane), and are usually associated with a buildup of fluid in the space behind the ear drum (middle ear space).

18 comments:

mountain man said...

Please ask yourself - Do I have either of these? You might.

Troubled and Stained said...

I think I have glue ear.

sloth said...

larvae. larvae. larvae. <---if I repeat it enough times maybe it will lose its bile-inducing power... but the glue ear, mm. does gorilla glue come from gorilla ears?

pee ess said...

does anyone know of a no-kill shelter for home-reared pigs?

mountain man said...

Sloth you ask the most powerful, incisive questions. I can't answer either one. You can bring your home-reared pig to me. I will encase him in a suspension of gorilla glue and vodka until the end of time.

slothy said...

okay ems, thank you. the larvae could also be suspended like in that Orbitz® beverage of yesteryear.

goblin said...

I don't have ears like you but I am worried about glue ear all the same.

Should I travel to an advice cube to get tips on prevention MM?

Truant said...

I am also in need of advice.

Anonymous said...

Oh please MM. Everyone has trichinosis. I got mine from eating raw prok shavings off the slicer.

Dutch the Pony said...

I've got larva buildup behind my ear drum.

pd said...

That was my anonymous comment..blogger is fouling.

Anonymous said...

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Ascent said...

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fb, re: previous post said...

I declare MM and whistler the winners.

fairy butler said...

i dreamt of tiny worms in the corners, a homeless house inside the earth, and convinced a friend not to jump 300+ feet from a tree limb into a river.

fairy butler said...

i think it started with the trichinosis worms.

The Capt'n said...

Well, for the larvae may I suggest the Team Shredder de-worming regimen of yesteryear, which goes well with the master cleanse but is not for the faint of heart? For the glue ear, however, I got nothing.

John said...

I've got glue ear and have found the following treatment very effective although it is not a cure as such.

Glue ear treatment