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"Ear Infections" results
  • A young woman putting earplugs in her ears

    Ear Health and Care

    Taking care of your ears can prevent ear infections and hearing loss. You should clean your ears properly and protect… ear health. It can prevent ear infections and help prevent hearing loss. Path to improved health The first step toward a healthy ear is a…

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    Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

    Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo can be caused by problems with the inner ear related to ear infections, family history, or… can do to prevent or avoid BPPV is to avoid head positions that trigger it. Also, talk to your doctor about preventing ear infections. BPPV…

  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What Parents Needs to Know

    Pneumococcal disease is caused by bacteria. It can lead to infections in the lungs, blood, and brain. The vaccine prevents… Pneumococcal disease is caused by bacteria. It can lead to infections in the lungs, blood, and brain. Pneumococcal disease causes health problems in children…

  • Pneumococcal Vaccines for Seniors

    Pneumococcal vaccines help to prevent pneumonia. Adults 65 and older, for whom pneumonia can be fatal, should get two different… pneumococcal bacteria, including pneumonia. In fact, the most common cause of pneumonia is pneumococcal bacteria. This type of bacteria can also cause ear infections, sinus…

  • Doctor examining patient’s ear with otoscope

    Ear Infection

    An ear infection is one of the most common conditions among children. It is caused by a viral or bacterial… your baby at an angle while feeding. Common allergy and cold medicines do not protect against ear infections. Ear infection treatment Ear infections need to be treated. If left…

  • A doctor using a otoscope to look inside a young girls ear canal

    Repeated Infections in Children

    Learn why your child may get several infections while he or she is still young… effectiveness. Questions for your doctor It seems like my child is always sick. Is there anything we can do? My child gets ear infections regularly. Should he/she have ear tubes?…

  • baby boy smiles as he sucks on a pacifier

    Babies and Thumbs, Fingers, and Pacifiers

    Sucking on thumbs, fingers, and pacifiers is common in babies. Each has its pros and cons for parents to… Cons Some babies may breastfeed less if they have a pacifier. This is called nipple confusion. It can increase the risk of ear infections. Your baby…

  • young Asian boy with hearing device in ear

    Hearing Problems in Children

    Hearing loss in children can be caused by a number of factors. Recognizing the symptoms early increases the chances of… Here are just a few things that can cause acquired hearing loss: Serious head injury Frequent ear infections Medicines that harm the ear A hole…

  • doctor examining the ear of a young smiling girl

    Otitis Media (with Effusion)

    Otitis media with effusion means there is fluid in the middle ear. It is common in young children and usually… build up in the middle ear. The following may cause the Eustachian tube to swell: Allergies. Irritants, such as cigarette smoke. Respiratory infections. Enlarged adenoids…

  • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

    Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is the conscious or unconscious grinding or clenching of teeth. It happens most often in… any facial or oral pain, including soreness while chewing. An exam can also rule out other causes of your symptoms, such as ear infections. Can…

  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

    Eustachian tube dysfunction is when your ear is plugged with fluid. Sounds may be muffled, and your ear may feel… healing (usually 1 to 3 days). Implanting small tubes in the eardrums. These let built-up fluid drain out of the middle ear. Children who get…

  • red and white blood cells traveling through a vein in the human body

    Blood Poisoning

    Blood poisoning has nothing to do with poison. It’s caused when bacteria enter your bloodstream. That can happen through burns,… A tooth infection can cause blood poisoning. See your dentist before it becomes a bigger problem. See your doctor for sinus and ear infections. Be…

  • Measles

    risk of complications from measles. About 1 in 4 people who get measles need to be hospitalized. Common complications of measles include ear infections and diarrhea. Severe complications could include: Pneumonia (infection of the lungs). This is the most common cause of death from measles

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    The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

    Just because you aren’t the person smoking the cigarette doesn’t mean it can’t harm you. Secondhand smoke contains more than… body. The younger your child is when they are exposed to secondhand smoke, the more serious the effects, including: Frequent and chronic ear infections. Repeated…

  • Doctor injecting child with vaccine

    Childhood Vaccines: What They Are and Why Your Child Needs Them

    Most schools and daycares require certain childhood vaccines, but they’re also good for your child’s health… they are 4- to 6 years old. The measles cause fever, rash, cough, runny nose, and watery eyes. It can also cause ear infections and pneumonia. Measles can also…

  • Little girl smiling as doctor examines her ear

    Hearing Evaluation in Children

    Hearing evaluations are key in early diagnosis and intervention of childhood hearing loss. Early intervention will provide you with more… This type of hearing loss is associated with a problem in the middle ear that prevents sound to travel from the outer ear to the…

  • Sore Throat

    A sore throat means that your throat hurts. It feels irritated or scratchy. You may feel mild discomfort or burning… mild discomfort or a burning pain. A sore throat may feel worse when you swallow. Possible complications from a sore throat include ear and sinus…

  • Small child taking medicine

    Antibiotics: When They Can and Can't Help

    Antibiotics are medicines prescribed by your doctor to treat infections. Overuse can lead to antibiotic resistance… to treat. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognizes improper use of antibiotics as a risk to personal and public health. Ear and sinus infections are usually caused…

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