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    1. 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

    2. Ear Infections - Symptoms

      Symptoms of a middle ear infection (otitis media) often start 2 to 7 days after a cold or other upper respiratory infection.

    3. Ear Infections - Topic Overview

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

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

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    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. Complications of Ear Infections - 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.

    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. 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.

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