Ear Infections Related Articles & Blog Posts
Big News: Reflux and Ear Infections? !!!
Chronic ear infections are a frustrating problem for many young children. A study published in the February 9, 2002 issue of The Lancet suggests a dramatic new approach to dealing with ear infections.Read full story
Single-Dose Antibiotic Approved for Ear Infection Treatment
While some children take medicines without a problem, many parents find it a struggle to get their children to take medicine — if the parents even remember each dose. Common antibiotic regimens can run 20 or 30 doses!Read full story
Kids Feel Pain!
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Pain Society have issued a September 2001 policy statement calling for pediatricians to respect and manage the pain that children feel from injuries, illnesses, and (too often) from medical procedures.Read full story
Watch and Wait for Ear Infections?
Avoiding complications from spreading bacteria is one of the most important reasons to treat ear infections with antibiotics. Mastoiditis, an infection of the skull bone behind the ear, is the most common serious complication.Read full story
Ear Infections: Adding Up What We Know
The results of the 74 randomized, controlled studies of ear infections published between 1966 and 1999 were analyzed and reported in the August 2001 issue of Pediatrics. About 78% of children with acute otitis media (AOM) who do not receive antibiotics will recover without complications within a week. Of the 28% who did not get […]Read full story
An Alternative to Ear Tubes, Steroids, or Antibiotics
Ear tube surgery is the most common operation performed on children. The most common reason for the surgery is to treat prolonged fluid in the ear (otitis media with effusion, or OME). An article in the August 2001 issue of Laryngoscope evaluated an interesting alternative.Read full story
Herbal Drops For Earaches – When?
Ear infections can hurt! Topical drops can ease the pain while waiting for antibiotics to take effect or while watching to see if antibiotics are necessary. A study in the July 2001 issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine evaluated prescription anesthetic ear drops versus an herbal product from Israel. Otikon Otic Solution […]Read full story
Steroids for Ear Infections?
Fluid in the ear behind the eardrum is the most common cause of new or temporary hearing loss in children. Sometimes doctors prescribe steroid nasal sprays or even oral steroids in an effort to get rid of the fluid faster.Read full story
Ear Infections: Pain Drops Instead of Antibiotics?
Many ear infections will get better on their own, with or without antibiotics. One problem with “watchful waiting” is that ear infections can really hurt — especially at night. An article in the May 2001 issue of Infectious Diseases in Children has a suggestion for when a physician has examined a child’s ear and decided […]Read full story
Can you tell me about the new EarCheck monitor and how it works?Read full story