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  1. Ear Infections - Treatment Overview

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

  2. Ear Infections - Medications

    Antibiotics can treat ear infections. However, most children with ear infections get better without them. Get the facts.

  3. Ear Infections - What Happens

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

  4. Ear Infections - Topic Overview

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

  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 - 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.

  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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