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How can I prevent ear infections?
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Dr. Aaron Segal
Family Medicine
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In brief: External ear infect.
External ear infections (or "swimmer's ear") is best avoided by keeping excessive moisture from accumulating in the ear-canal.
People prone to external ear infections can use swimmer's ear drops after swimming or other immersion to help dry the ear canal and kill germs (such as fungus, yeast, or bacteria). Avoid putting anything else in the ear, including cotton-swabs.

In brief: External ear infect.
External ear infections (or "swimmer's ear") is best avoided by keeping excessive moisture from accumulating in the ear-canal.
People prone to external ear infections can use swimmer's ear drops after swimming or other immersion to help dry the ear canal and kill germs (such as fungus, yeast, or bacteria). Avoid putting anything else in the ear, including cotton-swabs.
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Dr. Aaron Segal
Family Medicine
In brief: Middle Ear infection
There isn't space here to fully describe all preventive measures, briana.
But in a nutshell: 1) routine childhood vaccines (especially influenza, h. Influenza b and pneumococcus) 2) avoid exposure to cigarette smoke 3) avoid exposures to sick people 4) control allergy symptoms 5) wash hands often 6) don' let babies take a bottle to bed 7) avoid overuse of antibiotics.

In brief: Middle Ear infection
There isn't space here to fully describe all preventive measures, briana.
But in a nutshell: 1) routine childhood vaccines (especially influenza, h. Influenza b and pneumococcus) 2) avoid exposure to cigarette smoke 3) avoid exposures to sick people 4) control allergy symptoms 5) wash hands often 6) don' let babies take a bottle to bed 7) avoid overuse of antibiotics.
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