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Medicine for children ear infections

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Child ear infections: Ear infections in childhood include middle ear infection or otitis media and external ear infection or otitis externa. Otitis media occurs when the m... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Depends: How did you know you have an ear infection? If a doctor had seen you and made the diagnosis, you should follow his/her advice. If you have pain but ha... Read More
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are first line of treatment for acute otitis media. There are other milder ear infections which do not require antibiotics. Often in chi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Depends on type: Middle ear infections can be viral and respond to time. They can be bacterial and respond to antibiotics. External otitis can be bacterial, fungal, ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Anatomy: The quick answer - anatomy. The eustachian tube is more floppy and horizontal in children which prevents adequate drainage and ventilation of the midd... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Colds tend to precede the onset of an ear infection in children. This is because a cold causes fluid to develop in the middle ear, that at times may g... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maturity: Ear infections are thought to result from a poorly functioning eustachain tube which connects the middle ear to the nose. As one ages the tube matures... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Not the case: Adults, all though less frequent can get ear infections. Ear infections are normally more common in toddlers and infants, simply because they may get ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Need more time: Most infections don't start to improve with antibiotic treatment for at least 2 or 3 days. Separate medications directed at your specific and current ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Have him rechecked: Fever associated with acute otitis media is generally dissipated after 2 days of antibiotic treatment. Persistent fever suggests the possibility of a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Predisposed: Regular otitis media is a sequential event. The fluid made by the middle ear walls is trapped in that space by impaired drainage thru the eustacian tu... Read More

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