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Signs Your Child Might Have Hearing Loss

Posted 7 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 – "Put your listening ears on!" frustrated parents often say. But some kids aren't deliberately tuning out Mom and Dad – they really can't hear them. If you suspect your child has a hearing problem, get it checked out, experts advise. Even minor hearing loss can affect a child's ability to learn and also lead to other problems. "A child with just minor hearing loss can be ...

Health Tip: Ear Tubes May Help Prevent Ear Infections

Posted 2 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

-- By the age of 5, the majority of young children will have an ear infection, the American Academy of Otolaryngology says. Most ear infections will resolve without medical intervention or with a dose of antibiotics. But in some children, ear infections become chronic. In these cases, parents may wish to discuss with a doctor the appropriateness of using ear tubes. Ear tubes are tiny cylinders ...

That Ocean Swim May Come With Infection Risks

Posted 18 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, March 18, 2018 – Frolicking in the sea may torpedo your health, new research suggests. It found a twofold increased risk for general ear problems, a 77 percent increased risk for earaches and a 29 percent increased risk for diarrhea and other gastrointestinal illnesses among people who swam in the sea. The findings came from an analysis of 19 studies, involving more than 120,000 people, ...

'Microbiomes' May Hold Key to Kids' Ear Infections

Posted 13 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 – Recurrent ear infections are the bane of many children – and the parents who have to deal with their care. Now, research suggests that naturally occurring, "helpful" bacterial colonies in the ear – called "microbiomes" by scientists – may help decide a person's vulnerability to these infections. "The children and adults with normal middle ears differed significantly ...

Decline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Pneumococcal Vaccine

Posted 7 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2017 – American kids' ear infections dropped threefold over 10 years, compared to the 1980s, largely due to pneumococcal vaccines that protect against one type of bacteria that causes them, a new study suggests. However, the study, which tracked more than 600 children from 2006 to 2016, also found a shift in the bacteria now triggering greater numbers of ear infections. The ...

Common Post-Op Ear Drops Tied to Eardrum Perforations in Kids

Posted 30 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 – Children who suffer through multiple ear infections are often candidates for ear tube surgery. But a new study finds that the use of one type of ear drops – quinolones – after these surgeries may raise a child's risk for a perforated eardrum. Children who received post-surgical quinolones were 60 percent more likely to suffer eardrum perforations than those who ...

Health Tip: When a Child Is Sick

Posted 26 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

-- The common cold and a mild flu don't usually require a trip to the doctor. But parents should look for warning signs that your child needs a checkup. The American Academy of Family Physicians says a doctor visit is a good idea if your child has: A fever that's above 103 degrees Fahrenheit or persists for more than three days. Cold or flu symptoms that persist beyond 10 days, or flu symptoms ...

Short Course of Antibiotics Not Best for Kids' Ear Infections

Posted 22 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 – A shorter period of antibiotic treatment for ear infections in young children does more harm than good, a new study finds. About three-quarters of children have ear infections in their first year of life. These infections are the most common reason why children are given antibiotics, the University of Pittsburgh researchers noted. "Given significant concerns regarding ...

Health Tip: Get the Facts About Antibiotics

Posted 29 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Antibiotics aren't always what you or your child needs to get well. The American Academy of Pediatrics explains: An antibiotic will not help the common cold, which is caused by a virus. Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections, not those caused by viruses or other germs. Overuse of an antibiotic could lead to bacteria that becomes resistant to that medication. That's why an antibiotic ...

Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections

Posted 7 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 7, 2016 – Researchers say they've found a potential genetic link to a child's higher risk of middle ear infections. These painful infections are the most frequent reason kids are given antibiotics, according to the researchers. They said the new discovery could lead to more effective treatments. The analysis of DNA samples from 13,000 children revealed a link between middle ear ...

Balloon Device Approved for Eustachian Tube Problems

Posted 16 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 – A small device inflated inside the tube that helps regulate pressure inside the ear has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Aera Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation System is designed to treat Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD), a condition that leads to sensations of pain, pressure or clogging inside the ear. The Eustachian tube is a valve-like ...

Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday?

Posted 14 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 – A single application of an antibiotic gel into the ear might one day offer kids and parents an easier way to treat bacterial ear infections, new animal research suggests. So far, this experimental therapy has been tested only in chinchillas. But it did cure 100 percent of the animals' ear infections. Whether the therapy will work in children is still unknown. Middle ...

Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common

Posted 28 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 – Painful ear infections remain a scourge of childhood, but fewer American babies are getting them now compared with 20 years ago, new research shows. The study didn't dig into the reasons for the decline. But experts say the credit likely goes to certain childhood vaccines, rising rates of breast-feeding and the drop in Americans' smoking rate. The new research found that ...

FDA Approves Otiprio (ciprofloxacin otic suspension) for the Treatment of Pediatric Patients Undergoing Tympanostomy Tube Placement Surgery

Posted 11 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Otonomy, Inc. (Nasdaq:OTIC), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the ear, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Otiprio (ciprofloxacin otic suspension) for the treatment of pediatric patients with bilateral otitis ...

Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear'

Posted 27 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 – A simple procedure using what's known as a "nasal balloon" can treat hearing loss in children with a common middle-ear problem, preventing unnecessary and ineffective treatment with antibiotics, according to a new study. Many young children develop a condition in which the middle ear fills with thick fluid – so-called "glue ear." Often, children have no symptoms and ...

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