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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Ear infections: You may also be getting frequent colds or sinus infections that may precipitating ear infections. You may need antibiotics or if you have serous otiti ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple: Just to name a few: attending daycare, exposure to tobacco smoke, cleft palate, positive family history, ciliary dysfunction, immunodeficiency.
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
9 years experience Pediatrics
Otitis media: Middle ear infections are usually due to blockage of eustacheon tube by infection. This does not allow proper drainage of the middle ear. Children oft ... Read More
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Dr. Neeta Jain
27 years experience Pediatrics
Ear infection: In little babies who are fed lying down with bottles propped also have repeated ear infections.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Head size: The primary factor leading to recurrent middle ear disease in infants is their head size and its impact on the drainage of the middle ear. The middle ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
24 years experience Pediatrics
Many causes!: Ear infections can be caused by viral colds or spread from infections in the eyes or sinuses. Also associated with second-hand smoke exposure. Som ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes it can: Need to plug your ear on the perforated side till seen by ENT, to decide whether surgery is needed to graft the drum, wax plugs sre available, differe ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not at all: The hammer,anvil & stirrup are names of the bony structures that transfer vibrations to the nerve that allows us to perceive sounds. In good healt ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Infection: The enlarged nodes are likely due to your infections in and around the ear. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Menachof
36 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Ear Infections Worse: Typically they do get less frequent as you get older. If they are becoming more common, then you may have something else, like ear canal (not middle e ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Allergy/Smoking/inf: Frequent ear infections can be due to enlarged adenoids, swollen/blocked eustacian tubes often caused by allergy and smoking., and repeated exposure t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not really: Ear infections are caused by bacteria. However, some families probably have a tendency to have eustacian tube dysfunction, which makes fluid in the ... Read More
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