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

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    2. Tubes for Ear Infections

      Ear tubes are plastic and shaped like a hollow spool. Doctors suggest tubes for children who have repeat ear infections.

    3. Tympanocentesis for Ear Infections

      Tympanocentesis is the removal of fluid from behind the eardrum. The doctor uses a special needle with a tube attached to collect the sample of fluid. A culture and sensitivity test is usually done on the sample of fluid. Before the test, your child may get medication to help him or her relax. Or, a doctor or nurse may apply medication directly to the eardrum to numb the area. If there is a lot ..

    4. 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.

    5. 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

    6. Coughs, Age 12 and Older - Preparing For Your Appointment

      A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Coughs.

    7. Ear Infections - Topic Overview

      This topic covers infections of the middle ear (otitis media).

    8. Barking Coughs in Children - Topic Overview

      Coughing is the body's way of removing foreign material or mucus from the lungs and upper airway passages -- or reacting to an irritated airway.

    9. 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.

    10. Flu: Signs of Bacterial Infection - Home Treatment

      Information on home treatment of coughing.

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