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  • 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 inappropriate use of antibiotics as a risk to personal and public health. Ear and sinus infections are usually caused…

  • Enlarged Adenoids

    Adenoids are tiny pieces of tissue in the back of your throat. They hang above your tonsils. They help fight… reduce swelling. Surgery to remove your adenoids and tonsils at the same time is common. This is common if you have frequent ear and throat…

  • Why Should I Breastfeed?

    Deciding whether or not to breastfeed is a very personal decision. Learn about the advantages and challenges of breastfeeding… nutritional needs. Breast milk is easier to digest than formula. It also is full of antibodies that help protect your baby from infections. Breastfed babies may…

  • Tinnitus

    Tinnitus causes you to hear a noise in one ear or both ears. People call it ringing in the ear… of the ear (for example, taking high doses of aspirin every day) Eustachian tube dysfunction (the tube that leads from the middle ear to the…

  • Viral Infections During Pregnancy

    If you are pregnant, it’s important to take precautions against viral infections to protect you and your baby… If you are pregnant, it’s important to take precautions against viral infections. A viral infection is a contagious illness. Most viruses will not hurt your baby…

  • Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear)

    Swimmer’s ear is an irritation, swelling, or infection in your ear. It’s often caused by swimming a lot or swimming… I more likely to get swimmer’s ear if I have small eustachian tubes? Should my baby wear ear plugs in the bath and in pools?…

  • Common School-Age Illnesses/Infections

    School-aged children are routinely exposed to a number of common childhood infections and illnesses. It’s not unusual. But always see… contact with saliva. Treatment:Home treatment should include plenty of rest. Medicine can be given to ease pain, fever, or aching muscles. Ear infection Symptoms:Ear pain,…

  • Meniere’s Disease

    Meniere’s disease is a chronic disorder in your inner ear… s don’t know exactly what causes Meniere’s Disease. They believe it is related to having extra fluid in the inner ear. This extra fluid could be caused by a number of factors including allergies, viral…

  • Colds and the Flu

    Learn about the symptoms of and treatments for colds and the flu… What is a cold and what is the flu? A cold and the flu are viral infections. They both affect your respiratory system. This includes your throat, nose, airway and lungs. It…

  • Mumps

    Learn about mumps and how it can be prevented… What are mumps? Mumps is a virus. It causes the glands around your neck (between your ear and jaw) to swell. These glands make the saliva (spit) that helps you chew and swallow food. Mumps…

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis

    Learn about the causes of and treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis… What is seborrheic dermatitis? Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition. It affects the scalp, face or inside the ear. The affected areas have white to yellowish flakes. The skin also can be…

  • Body Piercing

    Body piercing is when a hole is made in your skin so you can add a piece of jewelry for… Body piercing is when a hole is made in your body so you can add a piece of jewelry for decoration. The earlobe is…

  • Tonsillitis

    Tonsillitis is an inflammatory disease that occurs when your tonsils become infected by a virus or bacteria… Other symptoms may include: redness sore throat white or yellow spots or film on your tonsils trouble swallowing fever chills bad breath ear pain headache hoarse voice or…

  • Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

    Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that happen when a baby’s lip or mouth don’t form correctly early… folic acid. Having diabetes before pregnancy. Taking certain medicines, such as some for epilepsy, during pregnancy. Being obese during pregnancy. Having certain infections during pregnancy,…

  • Sinusitis

    Sinusitis is when the lining of your sinuses are inflamed. Due to the swelling, mucus that travels from your sinuses… Drug Administration (FDA) advises against the use of ear candles to treat sinusitis. Ear candling involves inserting a special candle in the ear. It’s supposed…

  • Newborn Screening Tests

    Your newborn will go through screening tests at the hospital. The purpose is to find and treat certain health issues… test detects genetic hearing loss before symptoms begin. It can also detect hearing loss that can occur due to issues such as infections during pregnancy…

  • Do I Have COVID-19 or the Flu?

    If you feel sick, you may wonder if it’s the flu or COVID-19. While the two illnesses share many similarities,… getting sick. Things to consider COVID-19 and the flu share many complications. These include pneumonia, respiratory failure, kidney failure, and blood infections. These illnesses can…

  • When Does My Child Need Emergency Services?

    If you have any question at all about your child’s health, call his or her doctor. The doctor can tell… child’s doctor for: Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea that you’re concerned about. Coughs, colds, and sore throats. Bladder or urinary tract infections. Minor cuts, bumps, scrapes,…