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Ear Infections

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An ear infection occurs when the middle ear becomes inflamed and fluid builds up behind the eardrum. The inflammation is usually caused by a bacterial infection. All people are susceptible to ear infections, but children get them more often than adults. Three out of four children will have had an ear infection before they turn three years old. Ear infections are the most common reason why parents bring their children to the doctor. Mild ear infections may get better without treatment, but you should visit the doctor if you suspect an ear infection in yourself or your child.

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