I received another email via our iPhone App from a mom who had read the ear infection articles and asked about the placement of ear tubes. That is a great question as this topic comes up often in children who have frequent ear infections. (more…)
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Swimming is one of the best ways to beat the summer heat, but that may also mean that your child may develop a painful swimmer’s ear, also known as otitis externa. Swimmer’s ear is a common summer infection of the external auditory canal, in other words the part of the ear that connects the outer ear (where the Q–tip goes, but really shouldn’t) to the inner ear. (more…)
I could not wait to get home from work today to write about my afternoon. Even as a pediatrician, I sometimes get “coaxed” into seeing an adult patient, usually the parent of one of my patients. (more…)
One of the things that I sometimes see in my practice, which is interesting to me as a pediatrician, and was equally interesting when I had young kids, is how quickly a child’s ear exam can change. (more…)
Have you ever been bathing your child and washing their head and neck and suddenly felt little “lumps or bumps” about he size of a pea or dime on their necks? It makes your hand stop for a minute as you feel this small marble and of course “terrible thoughts” race through your mind. Well, it is not uncommon to feel these little lumps on a child’s neck. (more…)
A new survey has found that children and their parents who like to crank up the volume on their music would turn down the sound level or use ear protection if they were told to do so by a health-care professional.
The survey, conducted by Vanderbilt University researchers in conjunction with MTV.com found that nearly half of those surveyed said they experienced symptoms such as tinnitus or hearing loss after being exposed to loud music. 32 percent said they considered hearing loss a problem. The survey is published in the July 13, 2009, online issue of Pediatrics. (more…)
Repeated use of antibiotics to treat acute ear infections in young children increases the risk of recurrent ear infections by 20 percent.
Researchers in the Netherlands found that 63 percent of children given the antibiotic amoxicillin had another ear infection within three years, compared with 43 percent of children given a placebo at the time of their initial infection. The results of the study are published online in the July edition of BMJ. (more…)
Vaccines delivered via droplets rubbed into the skin appear to protect against ear infections say researchers who tested the method on chinchillas. If the approach proves to be effective in humans, it could provide a simple, inexpensive way of preventing ear infections the researchers said.
It is estimated that up to 83 percent of children in the United States will have at least one ear infection by the time they reach three years of age. (more…)
New research out shows that mumps-related hearing loss in children may be 20 times more common than previously suggested.
“Deafness is rare but important complication of mumps virus infection,” the researchers from Japan’s Hashimoto Pediatric Clinic in Osaka wrote in a report in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.
The researchers determined the incidence of sudden hearing loss in children with mumps based upon a population-based office survey of more than 7,500 patients from 40 pediatric practices in Japan, a country where mumps is constantly present. (more…)
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All the information you need about common childhood ear, nose and throat problems
Guest: Dr. Andreas Werle, Pediatric Otolaryngologist