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  1. Ear Drops Best for Swimmer's Ear

    March 31, 2006 -- Ear drops are the best medicine for swimmer's ear, according to the first-ever recommendations on how to treat the common condition. Swimmer's ear affects about one in every 100-250 Americans each year and is caused by water trapped in the ear canal. Although associated with swimmi

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  2. New Vaccine May Cut Ear Infections

    March 2, 2006 -- An experimental vaccine might cut infections of the middle ear, researchers report in The Lancet. Middle-ear infections send 20 million U.S. children per year to doctors, making it one of the most commonly diagnosed childhood infections. Most cases are mild, but complications can in

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  3. What to Do About Ear Infections

    May 2, 2001 -- Researchers may have found a way to reduce the need for antibiotics to treat ear infections in children over 2: Treat the pain. Children treated with eardrops that provide simple pain relief do as well as children who receive antibiotics, according to a study presented at this week's

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  4. Don't Worry: Delaying Ear Tube Surgery Won't Harm Language Development

    April 18, 2001 -- Until he was 6 months old Matthew Luber had a very rough life -- and so did his mother Mandy Luber. "Sometimes I would come home on a Friday night and Matthew would be crying and pulling his ears and I would think, oh no, we can't go through another weekend like this," Luber recall

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  5. Novel Therapy Uses Bacteria to Protect Children From Ear Infections

    Jan. 26, 2001 -- A spray therapy that uses a form of "good" bacteria could help protect children from ear infections. Swedish researchers administered the treatment to a group of children who were prone to ear infections and found that many more of them stayed healthy. The controversial study was pu

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  6. Doctors Take Virtual Reality Tours Inside Patients

    Nov. 29, 2000 (Chicago) -- Remember Raquel Welch breathlessly navigating a microscopic space ship through the human body in the cult classic Fantastic Voyage? Well, Raquel is not on board but radiologists are "flying" through the inner ear using high-tech CT scans that offer an inside view of the hu

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  7. Continuous Pacifier Use Linked to Ear Infections

    Sept. 11, 2000 -- Say bye-bye to Binky, except for a brief bedtime visit while the baby is falling asleep. That's the advice from a new study that links the use of pacifiers to increased risk for ear infections. Ear infections, called otitis media, are among the most common reasons for a visit to th

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  8. It's in the Genes: Some Kids Are Just More Susceptible to Ear Infections

    Dec. 7, 1999 (Minneapolis) -- 'Tis the season. While parents are moaning ''Not another ear infection," scientists have been busy in the lab trying to find out why some kids are more likely to get them. Researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh have found a genetic component to inner ear infec

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  9. Laser Procedure Provides Alternative to Tubes for Ear Infection

    Sept. 27, 1999 (Minneapolis) - A new laser procedure that can be performed right in the doctor's office without anesthesia could reduce the need to place tubes in the ears of people with chronic middle ear infections. Linda Brodsky, MD, who presented the results of her research in New Orleans at the

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