Treating Ear Infections In Children
Shirley Johanna 5 Mins Read
Written by Shirley Johanna and published on 03 December 2020.
Ear infections are very common in young children, and can be quite painful. What signs should you keep an eye out for and can they be prevented?
Do you find your child tugging her ear often? Is your child facing problems with balance? Does she have trouble hearing? These are all common signs of an ear infection. Dr Prachi Bhosale Narendra, pediatrician at Apollo Cradle and Childrens Hospital, Bengaluru, says, Four out of six children will have at least one ear infected by their fifth birthday. Read on to know about the common signs of ear infections, risk factors, treatment and preventive steps.What is an ear infection?An ear infection is an inflammation of the middle ear, which occurs when viruses or bacteria get into the space behind the eardrum. Ear infections are not contagious, but the colds or respiratory infections that lead to ear infections can be contagious. Usually, ear infections clear up on their own. However, its important to consult a pediatrician to ensure that the infection has healedand your child feels no pain or discomfort..