With ear infections
, you can pretty much return to your normal chipper self once your visit with the ear doctor is done, right?
Golub often sees patients with suspected ear infections
who don't actually have one.
An updated statement by the Canadian Paediatric Society released last year recommended the use of a watchful waiting approach before launching antibiotic use for an ear infection
."In practical terms, if your child has a painful ear or a fever he or she may not really need antibiotics or even benefit from them.
"We're sorry to announce that due to an ear infection
, Elton John is unable to perform tonight.
When comparing parents' knowledge of whether their child had an ear infection
, of 38 parents who said their child had an infection, 29 (76%) were found to be normal on examination while, of 628 parents who reported that their child had no infection, we found 28 (4.5%) of the children had an ear infection
'This painful childhood ear infection
is the most frequent reason children receive antibiotics,' said Hakon Hakonarson from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Banfield reports a higher incidence of canine ear infections
in Alabama, Florida, Michigan, South Carolina and the territory of Puerto Rico.
Head shaking and frequent scratching of the ears may indicate an ear infection
and require a veterinary exam.
Acute otitis media (AOM) is the most common ear infection
. Parts of the middle ear are infected and swollen and fluid is trapped behind the eardrum.
According to CellScope, ear infections
are the leading cause of pediatric visits, costing the country's health care system upward of $3.5 billion every year.
The Results: Three-fourths of the children with the history of an ear infection
had been treated with antibiotics and the remainder had a delayed treatment (waiting a couple of days and then starting antibiotics if there was no improvement).
Dr Medhat Abu Shaaban, consultant on the Paediatrics and Allergy American Board, said there are many reasons that cause cold and flu, sore throat and ear infection
to spread at the beginning of the year.