Ear infections are one of the most common childhood illnesses. These bacterial or viral infections which affect the space around the ear drum are often painful because of fluid in the middle ear. Frequent and recurring pediatric ear infections can be cause for concern because of the potential for hearing loss. Children are more susceptible to ear infections because of their immature immune systems, anatomy and exposure to multiple pathogens.
- Nighttime crying
- Trouble sleeping
- Difficulty hearing
- Fluid leaking out of ears
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If you suspect your child might have an ear infection, Contact Us to make an appointment. At Pediatric ENT of Oklahoma, we will diagnose the ear infection and look for signs of healthy ear canal development.