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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 - Cause

    Learn about middle ear infections, which are caused by bacteria and viruses.

  3. Ear Infections - Medications

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

  4. Topic Overview

    An ear infection may sometimes cause a temporary or reversible hearing loss. This generally occurs because the infection blocks sound from passing through the ear canal or middle ear to the inner ear. When sound is blocked like this,it is known as conductive hearing loss. You may hear sounds as muffled or indistinct. See a picture of the ear. Types of infection that may cause temporary or ...

  5. Understanding Swimmer's Ear -- Treatment

    Do you have swimmer's ear? Find out how it's treated from the experts at WebMD.

  6. Frequent Nosebleeds - Topic Overview

    Nosebleeds that recur often are commonly caused by bleeding from the front of the nose (anterior epistaxis). Common causes of this type of nosebleed are: Blowing or picking the nose. Structural problems in the nose,either present from birth (congenital) or caused by an injury. Low humidity. Minor health problems,such as colds or allergies. Minor injuries to the nose. Medicines. Examples ...

  7. Flu Statistics: What Are Your Odds of Getting the Flu?

    Here are the latest flu vaccine statistics for the U.S.

  8. Flu Tests for Children

    How do you know if your child has the flu or another virus? WebMD tells you about the tests your health care provider may perform.

  9. Kids' Cold Medicines: New Guidelines

    Aside from a lack of evidence that cold and cough medicines are effective, over-the-counter drugs may be dangerous for children. WebMD explains which drugs to avoid.

  10. Sore Throat - Prevention

    There is no sure way to prevent a sore throat. But these tips may help.

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