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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  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. Symptoms of Ear Infection - Topic Overview

    Ear pain may be the first symptom of an ear infection,especially if you have moderate to severe ear pain during or shortly after you have a cold. Other symptoms of an ear infection may include: Swelling,heat,or tenderness around or behind the ear. Redness of the ear,ear canal,or skin around or behind the ear. Drainage from the ear that does not look like earwax. Itching of the ear or ...

  7. Should I give my child antibiotics for an ear infection?

    This information will help you understand your choices, whether you share in the decision - making process or rely on your doctor's suggestion.Key points in making your decisionRecent medical research is changing the way many doctors treat ear infections. Consider these points when making your decision whether to use antibiotics:Your doctor may suggest that you wait 48 hours before giving your ...

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