Secrets For Treating and Preventing Ear Infections
July 28, 2001
Ear drops that include extracts of garlic
may help reduce the pain of middle-ear infection in children.
Antibiotics are often used to kill the bugs that cause middle-ear
infections, but doctors also frequently recommend painkillers
to ease children's discomfort.
Most American children will
develop a middle-ear infection by the age of 7,
but occur most frequently between the ages of 6 months and
18 months. They often arise when a throat infection or cold
spreads to the ear, and may be accompanied by fever.
Archives of Pediatric
and Adolescent Medicine July, 2001; 155: 796-799