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Ear Infections - Treatment Overview

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Surgery

Doctors may consider surgery for children who have repeat ear infections or for those who have persistent fluid behind the eardrum. Procedures include inserting ear tubes or removing adenoids camera.gif and, in rare cases, the tonsils. For more information, see Surgery.

Treating other problems

Children who get rare but serious problems from ear infections, such as infection in the tissues around the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) or infection in the bone behind the ear (mastoiditis), need treatment right away.

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Last Updated: January 30, 2014
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