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    1. Ear Infections - Topic Overview

      This topic covers infections of the middle ear (otitis media).

    2. Ear Infections - Home Treatment

      Rest and care at home is often all children with ear infections need. Up to 80% of ear infections get better without treatment. If your child is mildly ill and home treatment takes care of the earache, you may choose not to seek treatment for the ear infe

    3. Tympanometry in Ear Infections (Otitis Media)

      Tympanometry tests the movement of the eardrum when an ear infection or other middle ear problem is suspected. A doctor places the tip of a hand - held tool into the child's ear. The tool changes the air pressure inside the ear and produces a clear tone. Then, the tool measures how the eardrum responds to the pressure and the sound. The results of this test are used to help figure out what is goin

    4. Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger - 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 ...

    5. Ear Infections - Cause

      Learn about middle ear infections, which are caused by bacteria and viruses.

    6. Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger - Frequently Asked Questions

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    7. Ear Infections - When To Call a Doctor

      For ear infections, call your health professional immediately if your child has a severe injury to the ear, sudden hearing loss, severe pain, drainage from the ear, dizziness, or your child seems to be very sick with symptoms such as a high fever and stif

    8. Ear Infections - What Happens

      Middle ear infections (otitis media) usually occur along with an upper respiratory infection, such as a cold.

    9. Ear Infections - Exams and Tests

      Middle ear infections are usually diagnosed using a health history, a physical exam, and an ear exam. With a middle ear infection, the eardrum, when seen through a pneumatic otoscope, is red or yellow and bulging. In the case of fluid buildup without infe

    10. Ear Infections - Treatment Overview

      Treatment for middle ear infections (otitis media) involves home treatment for symptom relief and, in some cases, antibiotics.

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