Recurrent Ear Infections

Also indexed as:Ear Ache
Infected ears can lead to symptoms such as fever, irritability, and sleeplessness. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Infected ears can lead to symptoms such as fever, irritability, and sleeplessness. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Try xylitol

    Control mouth bacteria that cause ear infections by chewing gum or eating candy sweetened with xylitol, a natural sugar found in fruit

  • Steer clear of smoke

    Stop smoking and avoid all sources of passive cigarette smoke exposure to reduce ear infection recurrences

  • Pass up pacifiers

    Reduce ear infection risk in babies by weaning them off pacifiers

  • Uncover food allergies

    Work with a knowledgeable health professional to find out if food allergies are causing infections

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