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    1. Ear Infections - Home Treatment

      Rest and care at home is often all children with ear infections need. Up to 80% of ear infections get better without treatment. If your child is mildly ill and home treatment takes care of the earache, you may choose not to seek treatment for the ear infe

    2. 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. ...

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

      Some doctors may recommend the use of daily antibiotics for prevention (prophylaxis) of ear infection if your child has many recurrent ear infections. Talk to your doctor about this. Antibiotics can reduce by 1 the number of infections that would have occurred without antibiotics. If your child has at least 3 ear infections in a 6-month period or has 4 ear infections in 1 year,your doctor may ...

    4. Coughs, Age 12 and Older - 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 ...

    5. Antibiotics for Middle Ear Infection

      Drug details for Antibiotics for middle ear infection.

    6. Is Your Earache Just a Cold or an Ear Infection?

      WebMD explains the difference between earaches caused by a cold and those caused by an ear infection.

    7. Understanding Flu Symptoms

      Which symptoms signal the flu - and when is it time to call the doctor?

    8. Cold and Flu FAQ: How to Soothe Your Child

      Does your child have a cold or the flu? Get answers to frequently asked questions.

    9. Soothing Recipes for Colds

      Can chicken soup -- or hot tea -- really help common cold symptoms?

    10. Common Cold Prevention

      Discover how frequent hand washing can be the most effective means for cold prevention.

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