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Pediatric Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection)

Key Points about Middle Ear Infections

  • Ear infections can affect both children and adults.
  • Pain and fever can be the most common symptoms.
  • Without treatment, permanent hearing loss may happen.
  • Take antibiotics as prescribed and finish all of the prescription. This can help prevent antibiotic resistant infections or incomplete treatment with the infection returning.
  • What is a middle ear infection?
  • Who is at risk for getting ear infections?
  • What causes ear infections?
  • How is an ear infection diagnosed?
  • What are the effects of ear infections?
  • What are the different types of ear infections in children?
  • What are the symptoms of ear infections?
  • How can ear infections be treated?
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

George Zalzal

George Zalzal

Division Chief, Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Pamela Mudd

Pamela Mudd

Director, Pediatric Voice Program
Otolaryngologist
Diego Preciado

Diego Preciado

Vice Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Otolaryngologist
Brian Reilly

Brian Reilly

Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Otolaryngologist
Rahul Shah

Rahul Shah

Vice President
Chief Quality and Safety Officer
Acting CMIO
Departments

Departments

Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

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