Ear Infections

You’ve seen your child’s symptoms. Crying all night. No appetite. Waking every hour or two, running a fever, tugging at little ears. Just when you thought you had it conquered for the season, your child’s ear infection is back. Bacteria are often the culprits. Fortunately antibiotics may help. But your role is also crucial. And the more you know about ear infections, the better prepared you are to fight them. Remember these tips. If you suspect your child has an ear infection, see your doctor. Don’t insist on a prescription for an antibiotic if your child has a viral infection, such as a cold or the flu. Tell your doctor if your child is taking other medications. Complete the prescription, even after your child starts to feel well.