Child Ear Infections Directory
Ear infections in children are typically caused by a bacteria or a virus. Symptoms include pain, fever, or trouble sleeping. Parents may notice children rubbing their ear. Ears may drain a yellowish fluid as well. Treatments for child ear infections may only involve home remedies and pain relievers, but some cases of ear infections require antibiotics or ear tubes if the infection is severe enough. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how children get ear infections, how to treat them, signs of an ear infection, and much more.
Ear Infections-Topic Overview
This topic covers infections of the middle ear (otitis media).
The Basics of Ear Infections
WebMD explains the causes of ear infections.
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If your baby has colic, learn ways to ease the crying, including changes in diet, feeding tips, and the use of motion to soothe your baby.
Recurrent Ear Infections and Persistent Effusion-Topic Overview
Some doctors may recommend the use of daily antibiotics for prevention (prophylaxis) of ear infection if your child has many recurrent ear infections. Talk to your doctor about this. Antibiotics can reduce by 1 the number of infections that would have occurred without antibiotics. If your child has at least 3 ear infections in a 6-month period or has 4 ear infections in 1 year,your doctor may ...
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Anatomy of an Ear Infection
Take a tour through the ear to understand the causes of ear infections and how they are diagnosed and treated. See how ear tubes work to ease chronic ear infections and protect against hearing loss.
Slideshow: Childhood Illnesses Every Parent Should Know
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Slideshow: Soothe a Child's Cold or Flu
Does your child have the cold or flu? See how to ease your child's cold or flu. Help symptoms like cough, sore throat, and stuffiness.