We need our earwax. It’s a normal substance that your body produces to clean and protect the inside of your ears.
Children often tug on their ears when they’re sleepy, but ear tugging and irritability also can be a sign of an infection. “Ear infections, also know as otitis media, are a common ailment for children from 6 months to 3 years old,” says Brandon Hopkins, MD, a pediatric otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon who … Read More
You may be surprised to learn that the shape of your ears can make you more or less likely to get swimmer’s ear, a painful outer ear infection. While there’s not much any of us can do about the particular curves of our ears, experts say there are ways to help prevent swimmer’s ear. The infection, … Read More
By age 5, nearly every child has had at least one ear infection. Consider it a rite of passage, like learning to walk and getting your first loose tooth. But some kids seem to get more than their fair share of infections. To weary parents, it can feel like each time their child gets a … Read More
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Everyone looks forward to summer. And by taking a few simple precautions, you can ensure that your summer lives up to your expectations. Fun in the sun Slather on the sunscreen. Anyone who spends time outdoors should use sunscreen. This includes men, women and children; people who tan easily and those who don’t; fair-skinned and … Read More