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how do you prevent your child from getting more ear infections?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Lifestyle audit: Infants are prone to ear infections & grow out of that tendency with age. Your best basic plan is to avoid the aggravating exposures that increase their risks. Air irritants like smoke, perfumes, cleaning fumes, house dust, carpet cleaners, perfumed candles, etc. May be tolerated by adults but increase otitis frequency in infants.Allowing baby to lay flat while taking a bottle can increase risk.
Answered on Apr 25, 2012
Dr. Kevin Windisch
25 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid smoke: Avoidance of second hand smoke, avoidance of pacifiers and baby bottles all help. Make sure that your child is up to date with prevnar-13 vaccination to further decrease ear infection risks.
Answered on May 17, 2012

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