Otitis media (also known as glue ear) is an inflammation of the middle ear, usually associated with a buildup of fluid and frequently causes an earache. The fluid may or may not be infected.

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Ear Infections Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Ear infections often affect children who are too young to describe how they feel. In addition, some of the signs of an ear infection, such as fever and sleeplessness, can be the result of many other m...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Your middle ear is a pea-sized chamber behind your eardrum (tympanic membrane) — a small circle of tissue that vibrates in response to sounds. It contains three tiny bones (ossicles) that send v...
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Ear Infections Prevention

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Prevention
... You can''t protect your child completely from ear infections. But you can reduce your child''s risk by taking the following actions: Choose a small child-care setting, if possible. Children in child c...
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Ear Infections Treatment

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Complications
... Many untreated ear infections clear on their own with no complications. But long-lasting or recurrent infections can damage the eardrum, ear bones and middle ear structures and may cause permanent hea...
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Treatment
... Doctors treat ear infections in a number of ways. What''s best for your child depends on many factors, including: The diagnosis Any additional medical concerns How often your child has ear infections ...
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Ear Infections Support

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Coping skills
... If your child has an ear infection, remember that time is usually on your side. As children mature, their eustachian tubes become wider and more angled. These developments help protect against ear inf...
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Ear Infections Other

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An Overview of Childhood Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
... Description (diagnosis must be confirmed by a physician.) An ear infection is a bacterial infection of the middle ear (the space behind the eardrum). It usually is a complication of a cold, occurring ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Otitis Media and Your Child
... What is otitis media? Otitis media is a bacterial or viral infection of the middle ear (the space behind the eardrum). Middle ear infections usually occur as a complication of a cold, allergies, nose ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Ear Infections Treatment

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Therapeutic Uses of Aromatherapy
... In this chapter we explain how essential oils heal the body. We have divided the chapter into sections dealing with the major systems in the body-circulatory, digestive, respiratory, nervous, glandula...
Source: HealthWorld

Childhood Earaches
... An earache is when your ears hurt. Children get earaches a lot. They get them most between 6 months and 2 years old. But earaches can be a problem up to age 10. The pain can be minor or very bad. Eara...
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Ear Infections Articles

  • Ear Infections: Facts for Parents
    ... Otitis media is an ear infection. Three out of four children experience otitis media by the time they are 3 years old. In fact, ear infections are the most common illnesses in babies and young childre...
  • Otitis Media (Ear Infection)
    ... Otitis media is an infection or inflammation of the middle ear. This inflammation often begins when infections that cause sore throats, colds, or other respiratory or breathing problems spread to the ...

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