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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.
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

George Zalzal

George Zalzal

Emeritus Chief, Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Nancy Bauman

Nancy Bauman

Director, Aerodigestive Clinic
Director, Vascular Anomalies Clinic
Otolaryngologist
Claire Lawlor

Claire Lawlor

Co-Director, Advanced Sleep Apnea Program
Associate Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
Otolaryngologist
Pamela Mudd

Pamela Mudd

Director, Pediatric Voice Program
Otolaryngologist
Maria Pena

Maria Pena

Director, Quality Improvement and Safety
Co-Director, Complex Sinusitis Program
Otolaryngologist
Diego Preciado

Diego Preciado

Division Chief, Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Co-Director, Cochlear Implant Program
Otolaryngologist
Brian Reilly

Brian Reilly

Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Otolaryngologist
Rahul Shah

Rahul Shah

Senior Vice President , Children’s National Hospital-Based Specialties Center
Otolaryngologist
Departments

Departments

Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Our pediatric otolaryngology experts diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders.

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