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Why do children get ear infections?


Asked by CJWASAPREEMIE at 12:21 AM on Oct. 18, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • When there is congestion from a cold (for example) the congestion doesn't drain properly and sits behind the ear drum. Bacteria grows and becomes an infection.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:54 AM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • Can't remember exactly but something about their inner tubes being short so things don't drain properly. Best I can remember..

    Answer by LadyEb at 12:23 AM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • Oh wow, really? See, ya learn somethin new every day.

    Thank you so much!

    Answer by CJWASAPREEMIE at 12:30 AM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • My son would get ear infections if he was given more then one vaccine at a time, ear infections are a side effect of most vaccines. He has short tubes so he had a higher risk then most. Laying flat on the back also increases risk of ear infection, especially during or right after eating/drinking or in those with acid reflux because the acid can actually go in to the ears.


    Answer by Philsgirl21 at 5:01 PM on Oct. 18, 2009