Is your little one tugging on an ear and acting cranky? It may be an ear infection. Our expert answers the five questions parents most often ask about children’s ear infections and ear tubes.
You’ve all heard it before: Never put anything, especially a cotton swab, in your ears. Yet people still do it sometimes in an effort to keep their ears clean. Experts say that cotton swabs in the ears can cause disastrous results. Learn more.
If you’ve ever heard a seal pup barking, you know the telltale sound of croup. Croup is a respiratory infection that affects children mainly during the fall and winter months.
Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 90 percent of the people close to that person who are not immune also will become infected.
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What a thrill to hear your child say “mama” or “dada” for the first time. And then develop more vocabulary, sometimes in adorable baby talk. But what if your child is still saying “gwamma” (instead of “grandma”) or “thithta” (instead of “sister”) at age 5? Should you be concerned? “Not necessarily,” says Cleveland Clinic Children’s … 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
When an infant has an ear infection, it can be hard to recognize. You watch for a telltale sign, such as tugging on the ear, but as a parent, you may simply find yourself in the wee hours with your little one trying to console the seemingly inconsolable. At least 0lder kids can tell you … Read More