Preventing Swimmer’s Ear
    May 27, 2006
    Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When kids finish swimming and climb out of the water, the water doesn’t climb out of their ear canals. The angle of the ear canals can allow water to sit there for hours, settin…

    Swimmer’s Ear
    November 3, 2002
    Swimmer’s Ear: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: External otitis; otitis externa Introduction to swimmer’s ear: Swimming can be a delight for children and for parents. Although water in the ear from swimming or bathing is not ass…

    Otitis Media with Effusion (OME)
    November 3, 2002
    Otitis Media with Effusion (OME): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Serous otitis media, secretory otitis media, silent otitis media, ear infection, silent ear infection Introduction to otitis media with effusion: Parents are often surprised to learn…

    Ear Infection
    October 28, 2002
    Ear Infection: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Acute otitis media, otitis media, AOM Introduction to ear infection: Many parents are familiar with being awoken by a crying baby with an ear infection. Ear infections are the most c…

    Deafness
    October 27, 2002
    Deafness: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Hearing loss, Conductive hearing loss, Sensorineural hearing loss Introduction to deafness: In that first golden moment when you gazed at your baby in the delivery room, he was alrea…

    diseases_commoncold_article_preview
    October 25, 2002
    Common Cold: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Upper respiratory tract infection, URI, Nasopharyngitis, Viral rhinosinusitis. Introduction to a common cold: It’s called the “common cold” for a reason. Your child will probab…

    Allergies
    October 23, 2002
    Allergies (Allergic Rhinitis): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Nasal allergies, Allergic rhinitis, Hay fever, Seasonal allergic rhinitis, Perennial allergic rhinitis, Pollen allergy, House dust allergy, Pet allergies, Mold allergies Introduction…

    Ear Infections: Adding Up What We Know
    August 8, 2001
    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 a…

    Do Earaches need Antibiotics?
    July 4, 2000
    Do Earaches need Antibiotics?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Earaches and ear infections overlap each other, but are not identical. This often causes confusion. An earache is the feeling of pain in the ear. Ear pain can have a number of dif…

    Ear Infections and Ear Tubes
    September 7, 1998
    Ear Infections and Ear Tubes

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Dear Dr. Fitzgerald, Thank you for sharing your concern. Although I have at least two readers review every answer before it is posted, I welcome additional input. It is an honor f…

    Long-Term Effects of Middle Ear Fluid
    June 1, 1998
    Long-Term Effects of Middle Ear Fluid

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Fluid in the middle ear, which often goes undetected for weeks or months at a time, is an important hidden problem. This silent occupant of our children's ears can have lingering …

    Flying After Ear Tube Replacement
    February 25, 1997
    Flying after Ear Tube Placement

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The decision to have ear tubes placed in a child's ears is many-faceted, but with that decision behind you, the decision to fly or not becomes quite easy. (more…)…

    Ear Infections and Xylitol
    January 20, 1997
    Ear Infections and Xylitol

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Parents need to know about this gentle, effective solution – especially if their children get ear infections. Xylitol (pronounced zie-lit-tall) is a sweet substance found natura…

    Prenatal Sonogram
    January 6, 1997
    Prenatal Sonograms & Ear Infections?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Prenatal ultrasounds are widely touted as a completely safe way to see the baby before birth. Before I tell you the latest information on ultrasounds in the medical literature, I…

    Non-antibiotic Drug use in Ear Infections
    May 7, 1996
    Non-antibiotic Drug Use in Ear Infections

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Chronic ear infections are so frustrating! Stories just like yours have prompted people to try a large number of other treatments in the hopes of improving the situation. The two …

    Ear Tubes
    April 1, 1996
    Ear Tubes

    Dr. Greene's Answer: To have a specialist suggest surgery for your son must have felt quite mixed: Finally, a light appears at the end of the antibiotic-tunnel! Hope for uninterrupted sleep! But, I do…

    Antibiotics and Ear Infections
    March 25, 1996
    Antibiotics and Ear Infections

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Most children with ear infections do not need antibiotics; some do. In acute ear infections, antibiotics do tend to decrease ear pain and speed healing by a day or two. However, p…

    Detecting an Ear Infection
    March 5, 1996
    Detecting an Ear Infection

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Since ear infections are the most common diagnosis in pediatrics, it is worthwhile for a parent to learn to become a Sherlock Holmes, able to notice the clues and suspect an ear i…

    Reducing the Number of Ear Infections
    February 21, 1996
    Reducing the Number of Ear Infections

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Most ear infections happen before 2 years of age, and most happen between November and March (in the Northern Hemisphere). If your daughter has only had two by 15 months, she is p…

    Causes of Ear Infections
    February 21, 1996
    Causes of Ear Infections

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Your question is a timely one, since ear infections are most common in winter or early spring, and the highest incidence is in children under 2 years old. In the United States, th…