Can wearing erar plugs in the shower prevent ear infections?

Not really necessary. Your water should not harbor bacteria. You can use otc swimmers ear solution to dry it out, or mix your own with 1/3 alcohol, 1/3 vinegar and 1/3 water.
Some. You can prevent external ear infections by keeping your ear dry, but not the usual 'otitis media.'.

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Can I shower with an outer ear infection that is healing? I also have an ear wick. Anything I should be cautious of? Do I need to wear plugs?

Should be ok. It should be ok to shower. Obviously, without more info such as an exam, it's tough to be sure, but it sounds OK from what you presented. If you're unsure, you'll have to see your primary care for an exam. Read more...

How can I prevent ear infections?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

What causes ear infections? Can you prevent them?

Middle ear infection. generally occur when the eustachian tube (structure that prevents fluid accumulation in the middle ear space) becomes dysfunctional from things like inflammation. Preventing nasal congestion with various nasal sprays or decongestants can help, as well as allergy control. Read more...

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

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. Read more...

Is there a way to prevent ear infections in a baby after a cold?

No smoke exposure. Ear infections are common in children following a cold. Due to the nasal congestion, the eustachian tube (connects the nose to the ear) gets clogged up, allowing fluid and infection to form beind the ear drum. The only thing you can control is smoke exposure. It leads to chronic nasal congestion which can lead to ear infections. Read more...
Some basic ideas. Babies are prone to ear infection because they have tiny plumbing that drains mucous made inside the ear to the throat. That drain (eustacian tube) can be invaded by throat germs if it is not flowing. Exposure to cigarette smoke, perfumes, wood burning stoves, candles, cleaning fumes, etc. All increase chances the baby will have ear infections. Avoiding these helps, but growth is the main solution. Read more...

How can I prevent an ear infection after getting my ears pierced?

Local care. For the next several weeks, you should clean the area with alcohol and then apply a topical antibiotic, such as neosporin or Bacitracin 2-3 times a day. The earring should aslo be gently twirled so that the antibiotic can come into contact with the part of the post that is in contact with skin. Read more...
Daily washing. Showers with shampoo, wash hands before touching ears or earrings. . Read more...
Piercings. New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Read more...

How can I prevent recurrent ear infections in a 2 year old child?

Be healthy and clean. Sometimes we can do everything in our power to keep infections under control, but children may still be prone to getting them. Keep clean, avoid severe temperature changes, and keep your child healthy with balanced and healthy meals for their age. Best wishes. Read more...
You can only help. Dont smoke. Wash your hands. Avoid a binky or nighttime bottle.Choose a smaller day care or no day care at all. Too late for breast feeding. There is no good medical therapy (low dose antibiotics seem neat but may lead to more dangerous infections). Unfortunately the environment / behavior contributes only about 1/4 of the tendency toward infection. The rest is your childs unique genetics. Read more...