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Ear Infection Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Ear Infection

  1. Ear Infections - What Happens

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

  2. 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 ...

  3. Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger - Topic Overview

    Complications from ear infections are rare,but they can arise. Some problems that can occur include: Trouble hearing. Hearing problems are usually mild to moderate and are usually temporary. Long-lasting hearing loss is rare. However,some children may have problems learning to talk and to understand speech if they have repeat ear infections. 1 Rupture of the eardrum. If fluid continues to ...

  4. Ear Infections - Treatment Overview

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

  5. Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger - Topic Overview

    Ear pain in children may be a sign of an infection in the space behind the eardrum (middle ear). Ear infections (otitis media) most commonly occur when cold symptoms, such as a runny or stuffy nose and a cough, have been present for a few days.

  6. Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Ear-Problems and Injuries in Children Aged 11 and Younger.

  7. Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger - Check Your Symptoms

    If your child, age 11 and younger, is experiencing ear problems and injuries, check the symptoms here to find out when to seek medical treatment.

  8. Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger - Home Treatment

    Information on home treatment of ear problems and injuries in children age 11 or younger.

  9. Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger - Prevention

    To prevent ear problems and injuries in young children, breastfeed your baby. Breastfed babies have fewer ear infections. Avoid exposing children to cigarette smoke. Children exposed to secondhand smoke have more frequent ear infections.

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