By: Terry Graedon May 11, 2017 2 Comments
    Hide the Cotton Swabs! They Can Hurt Children…

    Parents need to beware cotton swabs. Although many use them to clean their children's ears as well as their own, a new study shows that they can cause significant injuries. Cotton Swabs Lead to ER Tri…

    By: Joe Graedon December 18, 2014 5 Comments
    Chewing Gum Fights Ear Infections

    Q. I was surprised when our pediatrician suggested I should be giving my five-year-old chewing gum to prevent repeated ear infections. He said to look for a brand with xylitol. Is there something spec…

    By: Terry Graedon January 9, 2014 7 Comments
    Ear Tubes Don’t Prove Helpful Over the Lon…

    For many years, doctors treated kids with recurrent ear infections by putting tubes in their ears. Parents were warned that failing to take action could put the child at risk of hearing loss and learn…

    By: Terry Graedon February 28, 2013 4 Comments
    Caution Urged on Antibiotics for Kids’ Ear…

    For decades, children with earaches have been given antibiotics to treat ear infections. Such infections are very common, affecting three-fourths of youngsters by the time they reach their third birth…

    By: Terry Graedon January 13, 2011 0 Comments
    Advice Changes on Treating Ear Infections

    Antibiotics help children with ear infections recover more quickly. Over the last decade or so there has been a movement to delay antibiotic treatment of otitis media, the medical name for middle ear …

    By: Terry Graedon June 4, 2006 0 Comments
    Airplane Ears Make Flying Painful

    Millions of people dread flying. It's not really the long security lines, the puny snacks or the lack of leg room. It's not even the frequent delays or the lost luggage. For a lot of fliers the proble…