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A 38-year-old member asked:

Are there any good ways to prevent ear infections in my infant?

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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Options: While you can't totally control whether your baby gets any ear infections, we do know some risk factors that tend to increase them: being exposed to cigarette smoke, bottlefeeding in a laid-down position and attending daycare are among them. Seek your pediatrician's advice about other lifestyle choices you can make to keep your baby healthy overall.

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How can I prevent my infant from getting chronic ear infections that run in the family?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
A few things can hlp: Avoid day care, avoid second hand smoke, immunize on schedule, and hope for the best.

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Last updated May 11, 2013

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