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    1. Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear'

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A simple procedure using what's known as a "nasal balloon" can treat hearing loss in children with a common middle-ear problem, preventing unnecessary and ineffective treatment with antibiotics, according to a new study. M

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    2. Rx Ear Drops for Kids With Recurrent Ear Infection

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An eardrop that combines antibiotics and steroids might be the best ear infection treatment for children who already have ear tubes because of recurrent infections, a new study finds. New research compared the eardrop t

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    3. Avoid Antibiotics in Pill Form for 'Swimmer's Ear'

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who's ever contracted "swimmer's ear" knows how painful the infection can be. Now, updated expert guidelines stress that the condition is best managed by antibiotics or antibacterials given as eardrops rather than by

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    4. Could Your Child Have an Ear Infection?

      Even newbie parents can spot diaper rash or a runny nose with no problem, but ear infections may come with only a whisper of symptoms. Yet three-quarters of children will get one by age 3. "An ear infection happens when you get infected fluid or pus behind the eardrum," says Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP.

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    5. Kids' Ear Infections: New Guidelines for Treatment

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidelines for identifying and treating a common childhood ailment that can cause a lot of misery -- the ear infection. In the guidelines released Monday, the pediatrics group mo

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    6. Swimmer's Ear Costs U.S. Half a Billion Yearly

      May 19, 2011 -- Swimmers often regard inflammation of the external ear canal, known as swimmer's ear, as an inevitable, minor nuisance. But a new study finds that the problem adds substantially to health care costs and the number of annual doctor visits. "For swimmer's ear, there are 2.4 million hea

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    7. Early Antibiotics Help Ear Infections in Young Children

      Jan. 12, 2011 -- Young children with ear infections recover faster and more completely if doctors give antibiotics right away rather than waiting to see if the kids get better on their own. The findings come from two clinical trials, one in the U.S. and one in Finland. For young children with middle

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    8. Air Quality Up, Ear Infections Down

      Oct. 7, 2009 -- Cleaner air resulting from federal pollution laws may have significantly reduced the prevalence of ear infections in children, a new study shows. The study, presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation in San Diego, analyzed U.S. data on 1

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    9. Earwax: Too Much of a Good Thing?

      Aug. 29, 2008 -- The body is a miraculous mechanism. Consider the once-lowly earwax. People used to try to remove it. Now, we now know that earwax has a job to do. Think of it kind of like the oil in your car, except it doesn't ever have to be changed. Earwax is created by a mixture of secretions fr

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    10. Drug-Resistant Ear Infections Reported

      Oct. 16, 2007 -- Doctors have found a bacterial strain that causes ear infections and resists all FDA-approved antibiotics for kids. The bacterial strain also isn't targeted by the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine PCV7 routinely given to children. Altering the PCV7 vaccine to cover the drug-resistant

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