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Treating Middle Ear Infection

Overview of Middle Ear Infection When a person has a middle ear infection, the middle ear becomes swollen and infected. The middle ear is located behind the eardrum. Middle ear infections are often caused by a virus. In many cases, bacteria can be the reason for this to develop. Antibiotics or ear drops can usually relieve this problem. Risks of Middle Ear Infection [caption id="attachment_1131" align="alig ...

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All About Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease—Infant

Overview When a person has an issue of food or acid building up from the stomach into the esophagus, this is called Gastroesophageal reflux or GER for short. This is very common in babies, and causes them to spit up. The good news is that babies tend to outgrow this within their first year of life. If after this time, the baby still has symptoms and damage this points to Gastroesophageal reflux disease or G ...

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First Aid for Removing Splinters

Overview When a splinter is present under the skin, if this is left, this can cause an infection. Before you decide to remove a splinter you need to look for signs of infection in the splinter. These signs include: Inflammation [caption id="attachment_1286" align="alignright" width="190"] When a splinter is present under the skin, if this is left, this can cause an infection. Before you decide to remove a s ...

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