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Earaches in children are common. They can be caused by fluid behind the eardrum, an infection in the middle part of the ear, or an infection in the ear canal (also known as swimmer’s ear). Kids under 5 years old are at a higher risk for ear infections, especially after upper respiratory infections (like a cold).
That weird ear-popping sensation is a normal part of air travel. Here’s how to help equalize the air pressure in your child’s ears to prevent or decrease ear pain.
Swimmer’s ear is an infection of the ear canal that can be caused by different types of bacteria or fungi. Find out how to prevent or treat it.
How do you take care of your ears? Find out in this article for kids.
Learn more about imnpacted earwax build-up, which can cause temporary hearing loss and ear pain.
Learn more about otorrhea, discharge from the external part of the ear.
Learn more about otitis media, an infection of the middle ear.
Find out what the experts have to say.
Learn about otalgia, more commonly known as ear pain or earache.
Ear injuries not only can affect a child’s hearing, but sense of balance too. That’s because our ears also help keep us steady on our feet.
Loud music can cause temporary and permanent hearing loss. Learn how to protect your ears so you won’t be saying, “Huh? What did you say?”
A middle ear infection happens when germs like bacteria and viruses get in your middle ear and cause trouble. Read this article to find out more.
You swam! You splashed! And now you have it: swimmer’s ear.
Earwax helps protect the eardrum and fight infection. Parents shouldn’t attempt to remove earwax at home, as doing so risks damage to the ear canal and, possibly, a child’s hearing.
Is it OK to use cotton swabs to remove earwax?
Swimmer’s ear is an infection of the ear canal caused by many types of bacteria or fungi. Find out how to prevent it.
Take this quiz about your ears.
Hearing may be the ears’ main job, but it’s not all they do. Learn all about the ears in this Body Basics article.
Ear infections are common among kids and, often, painful. Find out what causes them and how they’re treated.
Many kids get middle ear infections (otitis media). Doctors may suggest ear tube surgery for those with multiple infections or a hearing loss or speech delay.
Hearing is their main job, but it’s not all your earsÂ do. Find out all about them in this body basics article for teens.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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