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Why do ear infections mostly affect babies and children?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Maturity
Ear infections are thought to result from a poorly functioning eustachain tube which connects the middle ear to the nose.
As one ages the tube matures.It gets larger making it less likely to obstruct. It is this blockage that causes ear infections.In addition, it is probable that the immune systems matures, fighting the infections off more efficiently.

In brief: Maturity
Ear infections are thought to result from a poorly functioning eustachain tube which connects the middle ear to the nose.
As one ages the tube matures.It gets larger making it less likely to obstruct. It is this blockage that causes ear infections.In addition, it is probable that the immune systems matures, fighting the infections off more efficiently.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Martin Raff
It is also the angle with which the eustacian tube comes off the back of the throat. As you mature to adulthood the angle becomes less acute and therefore less prone to obstruction.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Anatomy
May i also add the fact that not only do the eustachian tubes get larger, they also incline themselves and that serves a better purpose of draining any middle ear fluid to the throat.

In brief: Anatomy
May i also add the fact that not only do the eustachian tubes get larger, they also incline themselves and that serves a better purpose of draining any middle ear fluid to the throat.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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