Top Ear Infections Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

    Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

    Is there anything I can do to prevent swimmer’s ear?

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  • Swimmer’s Ear

    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 associated with most types of ear infections (even for children with tubes!), it can cause one kind of ear infection as well as exquisite […]

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  • Otitis Media with Effusion (OME)

    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 that their child has an ear infection. The infection is discovered during a visit for another purpose altogether. Even though silent ear infections cause no obvious symptoms, […]

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  • Ear Infection

    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 common reason that children take an extra trip to the doctor, take antibiotics, or even have surgery. What is an ear infection? Ear […]

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  • Deafness

    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 already beginning an amazing journey of learning. And how do children learn? They take in the world by using their five senses. The sight of […]

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    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 probably have more colds than any other type of illness. Most kids have had eight to ten colds by their second birthdays and they continue throughout childhood (and their […]

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  • Allergies

    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 to allergies: Children with allergies tend to get more ear infections, more colds, and have more sleepless nights than their peers. Far too often, the underlying allergies are missed and children […]

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  • Ear Infections: Adding Up What We Know

    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 […]

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  • Do Earaches need Antibiotics?

    Do Earaches need Antibiotics?

    Dear Dr. Greene, Our 5 year old son seems to get a lot of ear infections. Can you tell me in plain English, not in medical terms that no one else can understand; what’s the difference between an ear…

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  • Ear Infections and Ear Tubes

    Ear Infections and Ear Tubes

    Dear Dr. Greene, I am a little concerned over the first paragraph in the section regarding when ventilation tubes are necessary in children. You state that the purpose of ventilation tubes is to allow bacteria and fluid to drain…

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