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Ear Infection

An ear infection may start with fluid in the ears before developing into a full-blown infection. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of an ear infection, when to go to the doctor, how to treat it, what to do if your child keeps getting ear infections, and more. Plus, we break down the new rules around prescribing antibiotics.

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