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    1. Ear Infections - Surgery

      Surgery for middle ear infections (otitis media) often means placing a drainage tube into the eardrum of one or both ears. It's one of the most common childhood operations.

    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. 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 ...

    4. Antibiotics for Middle Ear Infection

      Drug details for Antibiotics for middle ear infection.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. Swimmer's Ear (Otitis Externa) - 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.

    9. 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.

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