Jan 1, 1984

The effect of swimming on the nasal passages and on tube function in children

Acta Oto-rhino-laryngologica Belgica
R A DesterbeckP Rousseeuw

Abstract

In two studies the authors want to confirm experimentally what is assumed in every day ENT-practice: otitis and sinusitis are not infrequent complications of swimming. The first study, involving 60 children with chronic non-specific lung diseases shows that swimming in a sea water pool increases the nasal airway resistance during two days. In the second study, performed in 32 normal children swimming in a chlorous pool, a negative relationship is found between the number of days after the swimming and the increased nasal airway resistance. Probably other factors also play a part in this phenomenon. Due to the too small number of children showing an otitis media with effusion, the influence of swimming on the function of the Eustachian tube could not be determined.

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Mentioned in this Paper

Swimming
Tonometry
Ear Inflammation
Airway Resistance
External Nose Structure
Eustachian Tube
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Tympanometry
Lung Diseases
Otitis Media

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