Ear Infections | Prevention

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How can I help prevent ear infections from returning?

Some children seem to get many ear infections. If your child has had 3 ear infections in 6 months or 4 in 1 year, your doctor may suggest that your child take a low dose of antibiotic every day, usually during the winter, when these infections are most common.

Your doctor may want to see your child a few times when he or she is taking the antibiotic to make sure another ear infection does not happen.

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Reviewed/Updated: 05/16
Created: 01/99

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