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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
49 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
sounds like: Fungus (aspergillosis). See your ent.
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
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 Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
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

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