Pages Menu
RssFacebook

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Baby Health Care, Newborn Care, Parenting Advice | 13 comments

Does Your Child Suffer From Chronic Ear Infections?

Does Your Child Suffer From Chronic Ear Infections?

Getting an ear infection is so common among children that it’s almost like a right of passage. Most children will have their first ear infection before they’re even old enough to talk.

An ear infection is caused by bacteria and is relatively easy to get. Infants and toddlers are especially vulnerable to chronic ear infections. If you’re a parent, then the odds are high that you recognize the signs of an ear infection. Some of the symptoms are tugging at the ear, crying, fever and irritability.

Kids can get an ear infection after they’ve had a cold or sore throat and it’s easy for that bacteria to spread through a child’s Eustachian tubes. Whenever a child has a cold or infection, the Eustachian tube can become swollen.

Once they become swollen, and because a child’s tubes are not as big as an adult’s tubes, it’s a lot easier for fluid to build up. When the fluid builds up, this is what causes the pain.

If your child gets more than three ear infections within twelve months, this is considered to be a chronic ear infection. Ear infections that are chronic occur because this fluid build up doesn’t completely get better – or it gets better, but keeps rebounding back.

Some of the symptoms for a chronic ear infection can include a low-grade fever and a feeling of pressure within the ear. Chronic ear infections aren’t fatal but they can cause the eardrum to rupture and lead to hearing loss.

Kids can get chronic ear infections because of their age, with infants and toddlers being at the highest risk. Young kids with chronic health conditions can get chronic ear infections, and being in a high risk environment (such as day care) is also a factor because of how easily it is for the germs that cause the ear infections to spread from an infected child.

The treatment for chronic ear infections starts the same way it does for a regular ear infection. The doctor doesn’t always prescribe medication right away because some ear infections will go away once the cold or upper respiratory infection is gone.

If it doesn’t, then the pediatrician might suggest draining the ear of the fluid – and in some cases, tubes are placed in the ear. The tubes are not meant to be in permanently. One medical research study suggests that the bacteria associated with chronic ear infections uses a defensive coating to resist treatment from antibiotics.

At any sign of ear infection, always have it checked out by your doctor. Prevention is always best, so make sure your child practices good hygiene and ask family or friends who have a cold or other infectious illness to please refrain from visiting until they’re better.

13 Comments

  1. I have been exploring for a little for any high quality articles or blog posts on this sort of area . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this website. Reading this information So i am happy to convey that I’ve an incredibly good uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed. I most certainly will make certain to do not forget this web site and give it a glance regularly.

    • Great to hear you like the content – we try to create informative articles when we can

  2. bookmarking along with involving a good unique Give to eat that could my own best Msn consider. I appearance pass on that can recent communications as a consequence categorically will cut

  3. Definitely wanna aside next to number of broad contraptions, The website chic is situated ultimate, individual difficulty is real tremble trustworthy

  4. Greetings from Colorado! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to check out your site on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, superb site!

  5. Observably I love your site, nevertheless, you should check out the end in next to a serious few of your places. Many of them take place common with cause delinquents in addition to I observe

  6. to be able to constrain the meaning igloo a tad, conversely aside from with the intention of, this can be magnificent blog. A fantastic speak. I’ll positively be there to the rear.

  7. I was wondering if you ever considered changing the structure of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or two pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

  8. Hey would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with? I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a tough time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique. P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  9. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who has been conducting a little homework on this. And he in fact ordered me dinner due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this subject here on your internet site.

  10. You should be a part of a contest for one of the greatest blogs on the web. I’m going to highly recommend this web site!

  11. Heya i

  12. Thanks for sharing really useful information.

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This blog is kept spam free by WP-SpamFree.