Ear Infection Myths and Facts

  • Which of these may be a symptom of an ear infection in infants?

  • Chances are your child will have an ear infection.

  • Doctors use a special instrument to check for an ear infection.

  • This can help ease the pain from an ear infection:

  • Ear infections are more common in children because kids don’t clean their ears.

  • When an ear infection doesn’t go away on its own, your child may need:

  • Doctors may recommend that a child have ear tube surgery if:

  • Ear infections can cause short-term hearing loss.

  • Call your child's doctor if you notice the following:

  • Breastfeeding reduces a child’s risk for ear infections.