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1 in 5 Kids With Cold Develops Middle Ear Infection: Study by HealthFinder Posted Wed 16 Feb 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink But most mild cases can be treated without antibiotics, researchers say. WEDNESDAY ... Read on »
Smartphone Otoscope: Diagnosing Middle Ear Disease at Home? by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Jul 2012 12:00am Smartphones are continuing to exert a broad impact on healthcare delivery. The latest twist that I have come across is the smartphone otoscope for parents who want assistance in the diagnosis of possible ear infections in their children (see: Now Your Smartphone Can Be Used To Diagnose Ear Infections At Home ). Below is an excerpt fr ... Read on »
The Biggest Ear Problems for Sleep Apnea Sufferers by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 10 Jun 2010 12:45pm If you have obstructive sleep apnea, chances are, you're likely to have some sort of an ear problem. There are a number of reasons why you're going to be prone to various ear problems, but in many cases, the problem is not actually coming from the ear. To better manage your ear issues, you first have to understand your ear anatomy, and the di ... Read on »
Dog’s Ear Infection Problem by heru m. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:21am Question: My dog had an ear infection and went swimming. Now he is waslking in circles and seems in real pain.I cleaned his ears after swimming with a drying agent and have repeated it tonight. Is there anything else I can do to make him feel better? Answer: I suspect tha your dog suffers from a middle ear infection: - the original in ... Read on »
Ear Infections - A link to Obesity??? by Dr. Sari Shepphird Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Sat 25 Oct 2008 1:58pm 1 Comment A strange and unexpected link, but a recent study, as reported by the American Psychological Association (APA), suggests this link (read more)... "Childhood ear infections may pave the way for weight gain in adulthood. Research presented at the Amercian Psychological Association's (APA) Annual Convention suggests that ear infections ... Read on »
Why do your ears pop when you are sick? Dr. Altman’s answer by DrEmilyAltman Posted Thu 29 Sep 2011 10:09am Sound is conducted through the ear as follows: The outer ear collects and directs sound waves from the environment through the ear canal to the tympanic membrane. The tympanic membrane (ear drum) is a thin membrane that separates the outer ear from the middle ear. Sound waves cause the vibration of the ear drum, which in turn transmi ... Read on »
Ear infections in children (Otitis media) by Yusuf Posted Sun 14 Jun 2009 12:00am Otitis (o-TI-tis) media is an infection (in-FECK-shun) of the middle ear (the space behind the eardrum). Children are most likely to get ear infections when they are between three months to three years old. Ear infections are most common during cold and flu season, usually in the winter and early spring ... Read on »
Ear Infections in Children by Susan H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Sun 21 Dec 2008 3:42pm 3 Comments It’s cold and flu season, the time of year when children are especially vulnerable to painful ear infections. In fact, ear infections are the most commonly diagnosed childhood illness in the United States, second only to the common cold. More than 75 percent of children will have at least one ear infection by the age of three. Unfortunately ... Read on »
Childhood Ear Infections and ADHD: Why the link? by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted Fri 22 May 2009 7:24pm When we scan the literature for statistics on ADHD and search for early warning signs or tip-offs that a young child may be prone to the disorder, a few common trends seem to pop up again and again. One of these is the high rates of ADHD and attentional difficulties in kids suffering infection of the middle ear (Otitis Media) in early childhood. ... Read on »
Glue ear special by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Mar 2010 8:29am What is glue ear? Glue ear is a condition where the middle ear fills with glue-like fluid instead of air. With fluid blocking the middle ear, it becomes difficult for sound to pass through to the inner ear and can make quieter sounds difficult to hear. Glue ear is common. More than 7 in 10 children have at least one episod ... Read on »