Health Tip: Reducing Your Child's Risk of Ear Infections

Health Tip: Reducing Your Child's Risk of Ear Infections

(HealthDay News) -- Ear infections are common in children, but there are things parents can do to help reduce a child's risk.

The New York State Department of Health offers these suggestions:

  • Breast-feeding, if a viable option, may reduce the risk of ear infections.

  • Do not let a child under age 2 lie flat while drinking from a bottle.

  • Never allow anyone to smoke around children, and avoid exposing the child to wood smoke.

  • If your child is in day care, work with the staff to promote cleanliness and hygiene.

 
Today's Interactive Tools

The third-party content provided in the Health Library of phoebeputney.com is for informational purposes only and is not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your physician. If you or your child has or suspect you may have a health problem, please consult your primary care physician. If you or your child may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 or other emergency health care provider immediately in the United States or the appropriate health agency of your country. For more information regarding site usage, please visit: Privacy Information, Terms of Use or Disclaimer.