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Medical Reference Related to Ear Infection

  1. Ear Infections - Cause

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

  2. Antibiotics for Middle Ear Infection

    Drug details for Antibiotics for middle ear infection.

  3. 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

  4. Tubes for Ear Infections

    Ear tubes are plastic and shaped like a hollow spool. Doctors suggest tubes for children who have repeat ear infections.

  5. 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.

  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 - 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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