• Keep Your Child's Ear Health in Mind When They Dive into Pool

    Water in the ears can lead to discomfort or infections, so wearing swim caps or earplugs and tilting the head after swimming can help prevent this. Ear infections are common in children who spend a lot of time in pools, and signs include pain, itching, swelling, and fluid drainage. Prompt medical attention is necessary if an ear infection is suspected. Parents should prioritize pool safety by supervising children, learning CPR, teaching swimming skills, establishing pool rules, using safety equipment, and practicing sun safety. Overall, it is essential to understand the connection between ears and water, take necessary precautions, and follow pool safety guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable swimming experience.

  • My 3-Part Story Of My Son's Battle With Ear Infections (Part 3)

    We were being extra careful all along in terms of hygiene — in fact probably more careful than most families. We were on top of vaccines. We had a cleaner on a weekly basis, had healthy food, and stayed active as a family. In fact, he was in one of the best preschools in the area and we paid quite a lot for tuition. Still, these conditions, common cold, ear infection, hand-foot-mouth diseases, seemed unavoidable in the first year for any kids starting childcare.
  • My 3-Part Story Of My Son's Battle With Ear Infections (Part 2)

    He was born a small baby and now barely at 10% of the weight percentile compared to kids his age.
  • My 3-Part Story Of My Son's Battle With Ear Infections (Part 1)

    It’s 3 am, and my 2-yr-old son woke up again, crying with a fever while tugging his ear. This was just one of many sleepless nights after I started sending him to childcare. This happened to coincide with the time that I started a high-stress job. After speaking with many parents, I decided to share my story as I realized I wasn’t alone. I learned to deal with the misdiagnosis, antibiotic allergy and resistance, rejection of the second opinion, fear of getting an ear tube, and an emergency Rocephin injection to curtail his fever… and I’m sharing so you don’t have to.

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