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Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Child's Hearing Loss
...Your child’s primary care doctor may also participate in the treatment of ear infections if they appear, or refer them to an otolaryngologist for treatment...

Cholesteatoma
...However, the type of cholesteatoma associated with ear infections is most common...

Ear Tubes
...Most ear infections either resolve on their own (viral) or are effectively treated by antibiotics (bacterial)...

Earaches
...These are the signs of an ear infection...

Quick Glossary for Good Ear Health
...Some believe their removal helps prevent ear infections...

Better Ear Health
...This condition usually results from poor eustachian tube function concurrent with middle ear infection (otitis media), but can also be present at birth...

Child Screening
...It is important to have hearing loss evaluated by a physician who can rule out medical problems that may be causing the hearing loss, such as otitis media (ear infection), excessive earwax, congenital malformations, or a genetic hearing loss...

Chronic Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) and Hearing Loss
...When a discharge from the ear persists or repeatedly returns, this is sometimes called chronic middle ear infection...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems
...This is an indicator of future ear infections...

Ear Infection and Vaccines
...Before this vaccine was available, each pneumococcal infection caused: about five million ear infections; more than 700 cases of meningitis; 13,000 blood infections (septicemia); and other health problems including pneumonia, deafness, and brain damage...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
...In fact, ear infections are the most common reason why an American child sees a doctor...

Why Do Children Have Earaches?
...When infected fluid persists or repeatedly returns, this is sometimes called "chronic middle ear infection...

Perforated Eardrum
...A perforated eardrum from trauma can occur: If the ear is struck directly With a skull fracture After a sudden explosion If an object (such as a bobby pin, Q-tip, or stick) is pushed too far into the ear canal As a result of acid or hot slag (from welding) entering the ear canal Middle ear infections may cause pain, hearing loss, and spontaneous rupture (tear) of the eardrum, resulting in a perforation...

Swimmer's Ear
...Ear infections when not treated can spread to the base of your skull, brain, or cranial nerves...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat
...This is an indicator of future ear infections...

Gastroesphageal Reflux (GERD)
...In infants and children, GERD can cause repeated vomiting, coughing, and other respiratory problems such as sore throat and ear infections...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
...In most cases, allergies are not the main cause of ear infections in children under two years old...

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children
...The latter can cause recurrent ear infections, or persistent middle ear fluid, and even symptoms of sinusitis...

Pediatric GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) and Your Otolaryngologist
...Consequently, other typical symptoms could include crying/irritability, poor appetite/feeding and swallowing difficulties, failure to thrive/weight loss, regurgitation ("wet burps" or outright vomiting), stomach aches (dyspepsia), abdominal/chest pain (heartburn), sore throat, hoarseness, apnea, laryngeal and tracheal stenoses, asthma/wheezing, chronic sinusitis, ear infections/fluid, and dental caries...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
...In fact, ear infections are the most common reason why an American child sees a doctor...

GERD and LPR
...They treat many of the complications of GERD and LPR, including: sinus and ear infections, throat and laryngeal inflammation and lesions, as well as a change in the esophageal lining called Barrett’s esophagus, a serious complication that can lead to cancer...

Secondhand Smoke
...Ear infections and middle ear fluid are the most common cause of children’s hearing loss...

Sore Throats
...This infection can also damage the heart valves (rheumatic fever) and kidneys (nephritis), cause scarlet fever, tonsillitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, and ear infections...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...Other signs of adenoid and or tonsil enlargement are: Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose most of the time Nose sounds “blocked” when the person speaks Chronic runny nose Noisy breathing during the day Recurrent ear infections Snoring at night Restlessness during sleep, pauses in breathing for a few seconds at night(may indicate sleep apnea)...

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
...Allergies can also contribute to repeated ear infections in children...

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
...Hearing loss can be a consequence of repeat ear infections and persistent middle ear fluid...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems
...This is an indicator of future ear infections...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
...The infected sinus drains around the Eustachian tube, and therefore many of the children will also have a middle ear infection...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
...In fact, ear infections are the most common reason why an American child sees a doctor...

TMJ Pain
...Many patients come to the ear specialist quite convinced their pain is from an ear infection...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...This can lead to frequent ear infections and potential hearing loss...

Bell’s Palsy and other facial nerve disorders
...Medications are often used as part of the treatment: If infection is the cause, then an antibiotic to fight bacteria (as in middle ear infections) or antiviral agents (to fight syndromes caused by viruses like Ramsay Hunt) may be used...

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
...Hearing loss can be a consequence of repeat ear infections and persistent middle ear fluid...

TMJ
...Many patients come to the ear specialist quite convinced their pain is from an ear infection...

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
...Allergies can also contribute to repeated ear infections in children...

Child Screening
...It is important to have hearing loss evaluated by a physician who can rule out medical problems that may be causing the hearing loss, such as otitis media (ear infection), excessive earwax congenital malformations, or a genetic hearing loss...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat
...This is an indicator of future ear infections...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
...The infected sinus drains around the Eustachian tube, and therefore many of the children will also have a middle ear infection...

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Children
...This type of hearing loss can be caused by middle ear infection, impacted earwax, or a benign tumor...

Pediatric GERD
...Consequently, other typical symptoms could include crying/irritability, poor appetite/feeding and swallowing difficulties, failure to thrive/weight loss, regurgitation ("wet burps" or outright vomiting), stomach aches (dyspepsia), abdominal/chest pain (heartburn), sore throat, hoarseness, apnea, laryngeal and tracheal stenoses, asthma/wheezing, chronic sinusitis, ear infections/fluid, and dental caries...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
...In fact, ear infections are the most common reason why an American child sees a doctor...

Why Do Children Have Earaches?
...When infected fluid persists or repeatedly returns, this is sometimes called "chronic middle ear infection...

Secondhand Smoke and Children
...Ear infections are the most common cause of children's hearing loss...

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Hillcrest Head & Neck Associates

(619) 294-2350
4033 3rd Avenue, Suite 104 San Diego, CA 92103