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

      Learning about motion sickness:What is motion sickness?Getting treatment:What antiemetics can help prevent motion sickness?What antihistamines are used for motion sickness?Living with motion sickness:How does ginger help with motion sickness?How do acupressure bands help with motion sickness?

    2. Flu: Signs of Bacterial Infection - Home Treatment

      Information on home treatment of coughing.

    3. Ear Infections - Treatment Overview

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

    4. Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) - Topic Overview

      Vaporizers and humidifiers help moisten the mouth and throat when breathing the dry,heated indoor air of the winter months. The mist from a humidifier may be preferred because of the risk of burns from steam vaporizers. A shallow pan of water in the room can substitute for a vaporizer or humidifier and avoids the hazard of mold. Be sure to keep the pan out of the reach of babies and toddlers. ...

    5. Ear Infections - Surgery

      Surgery for middle ear infections (otitis media) often means placing a drainage tube into the eardrum of one or both ears. It's one of the most common childhood operations.

    6. Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger - Topic Overview

      Ear pain may be the first symptom of an ear infection,especially if you have moderate to severe ear pain during or shortly after you have a cold. Other symptoms of an ear infection may include: Swelling,heat,or tenderness around or behind the ear. Redness of the ear,ear canal,or skin around or behind the ear. Drainage from the ear that does not look like earwax. Itching of the ear or ...

    7. Antibiotics for Sinusitis

      Drug details for Antibiotics for sinusitis.

    8. Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) - Prevention

      There is no sure way to prevent a cough. To help reduce your risk, wash your hands frequently during the cold and flu season.

    9. Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger - Topic Overview

      What is swimmer's ear? Swimmer's ear (otitis externa) is an inflammation or infection of the ear canal,the passage that leads from the outer ear to the eardrum. This condition is called swimmer's ear because it commonly occurs in people who have been swimming. But other people can get it too. What causes swimmer's ear? You can get swimmer's ear when bacteria grow in your ear canal. This ...

    10. Ear Infections - Other Treatment

      If a child with an ear infection has a bad earache, a doctor may perform tympanocentesis. A needle goes through the eardrum to remove fluid from behind the eardrum. It helps ease pain. The fluid is sometimes sent to a lab for testing.

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