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A 29-year-old female asked about a male:

6 ms old baby has had 2 ear infections one after another after antibiotic in same ear. any way i can prevented, when i consider tubes?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not unusual: It is common for infants to have ear infections and 5-10% will fail to respond to any initial antibiotic used. After 90 days of repeated infections or 5 in a year, a kid may benefit from ear tubes.A discussion with your doc and consistent followup can help you decide where this is headed.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Prevention: When feeding child do not prop bottle feed baby on an angle.Use saline nose drops to keep nasal congestion at a minimum.Prop up baby's mattress when sleeping. Keep room temp at 68 degrees. Use humidifier if room is too dry.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Nasal congestion?: If he has persistent nasal congestion then this may clog up his inner ear tubes leading to infection. Tubes may be needed when the infection has become chronic and not until then. Another possibility is that he was resistant to the antibiotic which failed to kill the bacteria. Need to control the nasal congestion if present.

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