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Infants and Ear Infections - Signs, Symptoms And What To Do

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Crying BabyEar infections,also know as Otitis Media, are very common. They can be caused by viruses or bacteria

 

  • Signs and symptoms:
    • Fussiness
    • Crying
    • Fever over 100° F
    • Reduced appetite
    • Difficulty feeding
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Fluid draining from ear
    • Hearing loss
    • Pulling at ear
  • Treatment usually involves antibiotic therapy.
  • How to prevent ear infections:
    • Practice good hand washing.
    • Breastfeeding provides your baby with antibodies that protect baby against many illnesses.
    • Do not allow baby to drink a bottle when lying down because the liquid can pool around the ear which increases the risk of infection.
    • Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke.
    • Remember to vaccinate your baby. The pneumococcal and flu vaccine can greatly reduce the risk of infection.

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