Middle Ear Infections
Have you been awakened in the middle of the night by your child complaining of an an ear ache? If you have a baby or a toddler, two to four years of age, its very likely that you’re dealing with a middle ear infection. Middle ear infections often follow a cold or upper respiratory infection and happen to more than 75% of children. The good news is that they often heal without antibiotics although a trip to the doctor’s office is usually warranted to discuss all the options with very young children. Below we have provided you with information about why your child may be more susceptible to this type of ear infection and a few ideas about how to treat earaches.