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Episode 15: Ear Infections

November 25, 2018 Written by Kids First

One of the most common secondary infections caused by the common cold is a middle ear infection. In this episode we talk about middle ear infections and also touch briefly on swimmers ear and middle ear effusions. In this episode you will learn:

  • Normal ear anatomy
  • What is an ear effusion
  • Does swimming or bathing cause an ear infection?
  • What is the difference between swimmers ear and an ear infection?
  • What causes an ear infection
  • What are the signs and symptoms of an ear infection
  • The most common age group affected by ear infections
  • How can we protect kids from ear infections
  • What to do if you suspect an ear infection in the middle of the night
  • How to provide pain control to your child from an ear infection
  • What is watchful waiting and how do we effectively use it to treat an ear infection?
  • Perforated ear drums
  • Flying with an ear infection or cold
  • When should we consider an ENT referral, what are ear tubes, and when should we consider an ENT referral to discuss ear tubes?