Your Child and Ear Infections - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/2/03

Your Child and Ear Infections

If you have a little boy who is white and goes to day care and suffers from allergies, your child is high risk for repeated ear infections, that's according to a study in the Journal Pediatrics which say a male, white youngster with allergies covers every factor in that high risk scenario.

Coincidentally, elsewhere in the journal, another study finds that even though ear infections often send parents to their pediatrician looking for antibiotics. The infection will usually resolve itself without medication.

In that study, parents were asked to wait through two days of ear infection symptoms and treat the child with over the counter pain relievers instead of going to the doctor. Turns out, most of the kids were okay after two days of home treatment. Only 31 % of the parents ended up taking their kids to the doctor anyway, after the two day waiting period.

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