In this video, we learn some basic tips for children health care, such as caring for ear infection
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Female Speaker: How should a parent care for a child with an ear infection? Robin Vick: Ear infection is in a category that I am going to suggest, in fact, emphasize that a family needs to have the attention of a doctor. An ear infection can start-off by an upper respiratory virus, but it's now a situation where the ear that communicates with the sinuses and the nose and the mouth gets colonized by bacteria and it's very, very painful. You will see signs of that when your child is pulling at her ear, shaking their heads, just generally irritable and clearly having some problem up around that, with the ear. An ear infection is something that needs to be seen by your doctor because an untreated ear infection can allow the eardrum to rupture plus ear infections are almost always bacterial and require some sort of antibiotics that the doctor will have to prescribe. Never ever insert any cotton tip swab or ointment or anything into the child's ear; the fibers alone in a cotton tip swab can further inflame the ear. The ointments can further block off the ear's ability to drain. So an ear infection is something to respond too quickly and have a doctor help you manage it.