Diagnosing and treating ear infections with Prevea Health

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(WFRV) – We are in “ear infection season” according to Dr. Michael Oldenburg, Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist from Prevea Health. He explains that cold and flu season can lead to a buildup of fluid in certain kids.

To determine if your child has an ear infection, watch for:

Pulling or tugging at the ear
Crying more than usual
Fever
Not responding to sounds
Trouble sleeping
Drainage from the ear

There is not a one size fits all solution, sometimes antibiotics are needed, and in some cases, a child may be referred for ear tubes.

Dr. Oldenburg explains who that procedure is best for and how it works.

To make an appointment visit prevea.com

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