Middle Ear Infection

If you have 6 or 7 year old children, you have probably experienced nursing a child through a middle ear infection (medical name – Otitis media). Around seventy percent of children have middle ear infection at least once, and most of them, between birth to 3 years of age. Middle ear infection (sometimes called ‘glue ear’) is the major cause of child deafness. Middle ear infection occurs when there is a buildup of fluid behind the ear drum. This provides a perfect environment for bacteria or viruses to thrive, which can lead to infection.

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