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Dear NP

Dear NP,

“I have an 18-month-old who continually gets ear infections. Can you explain what causes some children to be more prone to ear infections than others? Is there anything I can do to help prevent these ear infections from recurring?”

Dear Reader,

There is nothing worse than seeing your child in pain and feeling helpless. Some children seem to be particularly prone to ear infections.

The onset of an ear infection generally occurs rapidly, resulting in a variety of symptoms. Children may seem fussy, pull at their ears, have trouble sleeping, eat less, run fevers, complain of ear p...