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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 - Prevention

    You may be able to prevent your child from getting middle ear infections by:Not smoking. Ear infections are more common in children who are around cigarette smoke in the home. Even fumes from tobacco smoke on your hair and clothes can affect the child.Bre

  3. Ear Infections - What Increases Your Risk

    Some factors that increase the risk for middle ear infection (otitis media) are out of your control, such as your age.

  4. Ear Infections - Exams and Tests

    Middle ear infections are usually diagnosed using a health history, a physical exam, and an ear exam. With a middle ear infection, the eardrum, when seen through a pneumatic otoscope, is red or yellow and bulging. In the case of fluid buildup without infe

  5. Topic Overview

    What is bird flu?Bird flu is an infection caused by a type of avian influenza virus. This virus is common in wild birds. Most of the time, wild birds do not get sick from the virus. But wild birds can easily pass the virus to birds that are being raised for food-such as chickens, ducks, and turkeys-and cause them to get very sick.Usually, bird flu virus is not passed from birds to people. But ...

  6. Topic Overview

    What is bird flu?Bird flu is an infection caused by a type of avian influenza virus. This virus is common in wild birds. Most of the time, wild birds do not get sick from the virus. But wild birds can easily pass the virus to birds that are being raised for food-such as chickens, ducks, and turkeys-and cause them to get very sick.Usually, bird flu virus is not passed from birds to people. But ...

  7. Corticosteroids for Sinusitis

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for sinusitis.

  8. Sore Throat and Other Throat Problems - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is usually all that is needed for a sore throat caused by a virus.

  9. Sore Throat and Other Throat Problems - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Sore Throat: Should I Take Antibiotics? ...

  10. Sore Throat and Other Throat Problems - Prevention

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

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