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ear infections

When do children start getting ear infections?? My daughter is 18 months and she has never had one. Just wondering if there is a certain time they get them or am I just really lucky??

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TNT8687

Asked by TNT8687 at 3:49 PM on May. 28, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • She's lucky...my son started when he was about 5 months or so...then after that every month or two he would have one.

    Chances are she will never have one :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:53 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • I'd say your daughter is lucky!! Actually there is no specific age that they start, they can happen any time. With my 3 kids my younger 2 had their first ear infections before they were a year old. My oldest did not get his 1st ear infection till he was 2. When he was 3 he had them every month for 10 months straight, and then did not have another ear infection for 10 years. My other 2 were under a year when they had their 1st ear infections.
    MizLee

    Answer by MizLee at 4:03 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • You're lucky. She may not be. I never had them as a kid, started getting them as a teen. Now as an adult I get them frequently and they hurt soooooooo bad. My oldest, when I took her in for her 1 year well-baby check, had one - I had no idea, dr just saw it in her full physical. She's only had a handful of them, maybe once a year, and she's 8 now. The rest of my kids all had their first between 6months and a year. None have had a whole lot of them. I'd rather get them over with now than have to deal with them as an adult. I've got a bad one right now and it affects all aspects of my life in a negative way.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:16 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • my child has had 3. the 1st one she had a temp and throwing up the 2nd one no signs at all(took her in for her check up and they found it) and the 3rd she kept tugging at her ears. she will be 2 the 4th. u are lucky i herd kids get them alot when they are young
    angelairelan

    Answer by angelairelan at 8:46 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • My 14 year old has never had one.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:17 AM on May. 29, 2010

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