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What makes someone likely to have recurrent ear infections?

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These people are more like to have recurrent ear infections:

�Males

�Individuals with a family history of ear infections

�Babies who are bottle-fed (breastfed babies get fewer ear infections)

�Children who go to day care centers

�People who live with tobacco smokers

�People with abnormalities of the palate, such as a cleft palate

�People with weak immune systems or chronic respiratory diseases, such as cystic fibrosis or asthma

SOURCES: American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 

Academy of American Family Physicians. 

Merck. 

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

SOURCES: American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 

Academy of American Family Physicians. 

Merck. 

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

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