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What is the incidence of ear infections in preschoolers?
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 30 ?
There are some children who will never have an ear infection.
Some will have a whole bunch. The exact incidence is not important. By age 2, you'll know what the story is. Being around smokers, being in daycare, having allergies, will all predispose to ear infections. The more exposure to irritants and viruses, the more likely. Good nutrition, treating allergies, avoiding smoke exposure, helps.

In brief: 30 ?
There are some children who will never have an ear infection.
Some will have a whole bunch. The exact incidence is not important. By age 2, you'll know what the story is. Being around smokers, being in daycare, having allergies, will all predispose to ear infections. The more exposure to irritants and viruses, the more likely. Good nutrition, treating allergies, avoiding smoke exposure, helps.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: High
It is estimated that 70-80% of children in preschool age will have one ear infection.
Preschoolers in a daycare or an actual preschool program where they are exposed to a lot of other children tend to have more ear infections and the infections tend to be with more resistant bacteria.

In brief: High
It is estimated that 70-80% of children in preschool age will have one ear infection.
Preschoolers in a daycare or an actual preschool program where they are exposed to a lot of other children tend to have more ear infections and the infections tend to be with more resistant bacteria.
Dr. Sunil Ummat
Dr. Sunil Ummat
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