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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Man Develops Infection in His Skull and Brain Lining After Cleaning His Ear with a Cotton Swab

After experiencing painful infections, hearing loss, and a seizure, doctors discovered a piece of the cotton swab lodged in the man's ear canal, surrounded by wax and debris.
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Ear Infection Rates Are Down, and You Can Thank the Pneumococcal Vaccine

Ear infections aren't fun for kids or their parents. And now, researchers believe they know why rates have gone down significantly. 
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Earache Symptoms and Treatment

Learn what causes earaches and how to alleviate the symptoms.
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Ear Infection Symptoms in Babies and Toddlers

From fever to drainage, learn the signs of an ear infection in toddlers and infants so you can nip this common childhood ailment in the bud.
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Health 101: Ear Infections

Suspect your kid's got an ear infection? Read this to find out why and what to do.
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5 Things All Moms Should Know About Ear Infections

From knowing the difference between baby ear infection symptoms vs. teething pain to understanding just why a burst ear drum isn't as scary as it sounds, our experts are here to up your IQ on ear infections.
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Ear Piercing for Kids

Thinking of getting your child's ears pierced? Here are answers to common questions about this rite of passage.
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