Most children will suffer at least one ear infection before their third birthday. Take this quiz and learn the ins and outs of dealing with this common ailment.
True or False?
In babies, also look for these signs: unusual crankiness, trouble sleeping, and tugging at the ears.
To combat an ear infection, your child’s doctor may prescribe antibiotics. To relieve pain, you also might:
This type of infection usually clears up without treatment. But if the fluid lingers for more than three months or seriously interferes with hearing or speech, antibiotics may be prescribed. In some cases, a minor procedure may be needed that involves inserting tiny tubes in the ears.
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