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My 9 month old girl gets frequent ear infections, what do I do to prevent them from coming?

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Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics
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In brief: Talk to your doc

Risk factors for ear infections include daycare, bottle feeding, bottle propping, smoke exposure, just to name a few.
If there is nothing in your child's history or environment that can be changed (such as being in daycare or being bottle fed) then your child might need tubes.

In brief: Talk to your doc

Risk factors for ear infections include daycare, bottle feeding, bottle propping, smoke exposure, just to name a few.
If there is nothing in your child's history or environment that can be changed (such as being in daycare or being bottle fed) then your child might need tubes.
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In brief: Hand hygiene.

Most Ear infections occur secondary to upper respiratory infections.
though it is hard to completely prevent ear infections but some things can be tried.Hand hygiene.Wash hands frequently to avoid Germs.Do not let infants or toddlers put unclean things in mouth.Avoid smoky environments as ear infections are common in children who are around cigarette smoke.

In brief: Hand hygiene.

Most Ear infections occur secondary to upper respiratory infections.
though it is hard to completely prevent ear infections but some things can be tried.Hand hygiene.Wash hands frequently to avoid Germs.Do not let infants or toddlers put unclean things in mouth.Avoid smoky environments as ear infections are common in children who are around cigarette smoke.
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Dr. Sunnie Skiles
Pediatrics

In brief: Ear infections

Ear infections occur most of the time from a cold, congestion.
Congestion causes fluid to be trapped in the middle ear making it a good place for bacteria there to grow. Decreasing colds would decrease ear infections in the young child. This is not possible if there is day care or siblings at home. 80% of kids that get recurrent ear infections will out grow them by 2. In your case 2 is far away

In brief: Ear infections

Ear infections occur most of the time from a cold, congestion.
Congestion causes fluid to be trapped in the middle ear making it a good place for bacteria there to grow. Decreasing colds would decrease ear infections in the young child. This is not possible if there is day care or siblings at home. 80% of kids that get recurrent ear infections will out grow them by 2. In your case 2 is far away
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