Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ear Infections ways to Prevent it

There are millions of children all over the world are having ear infections and visit their doctors every year. While pediatricians are doing their best to remind and advice parents on the best way to prevent ear infections. This is not only cured by taking antibiotics, It is through the simplest ways that anyone could do to prevent ear infections.

Based on studies, The ear infections are commonly accompanied with pain and it is really hard if it is children.That's why here are simple steps that can help you and your children away from ear infections that cause much pain:

1. Stay away from smokers - smokers or the smoke itself can irritate what we called the Eustachian tubes that connects the farthest part of the ear to throat to the opening of the mouth . or it is a tube that links the pharynx to the middle ear. So should avoid smoke.

2. Chew gum - Sweeteners that can be found in gum candy and mints that can reduce the production of bacteria that causes infections, Although children should chew gum with caution or they might swallow it. So children shouldn't chew gum below 3 years old.

3. Vaccines are important- Let your children have their shots or vaccines. It should be complete. Vaccines targets the bacterias that are responsible of the pain-causing infections. Vaccines can actually cut the the risk in half of having ear infections.

4. Stop the use of pacifier -yes you heard it right. babies and tots should stop using pacifiers. children who continuously use pacifiers has a possibility of an additional 33% of infections than those who don't use pacifiers. Pacifiers should be use only at night just for bed time.


Don said...

Not an ear infection, but ear pain can be attributed to Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), a surprisingly common condition that affects millions of Americans. Your dentist can diagnose TMJ.

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