Health Tip: Is Your Child More Prone to Ear Infections?
Ear infections are common in children, and may occur for a variety of reasons.
But certain factors -- both environmental and beyond anyone's control -- may increase your child's risk.
The American Academy of Family Physicians lists these common risk factors for ear infections in children:
Health Tip: Ear Infection May Not Need Antibiotic
If your child has an ear infection, it's important to take the child to a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. The pediatrician will determine if the infection is bacterial or viral.
Here are suggestions on how to treat your child's ear infection, courtesy of the American Academy of Family Physicians: