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I heard these words in my house just a few days ago and it turns out my little boy had an ear infection. While my child is old enough to tell me when his ear hurts, many children get ear infections before they are old enough to talk. Figuring out when to take your little one to the doctor may be a challenge.

Ear infections are very common this time of year since they often follow colds or the flu. However, there are actually several different types of ear infections. Otitis media (middle ear infections) is the most common, especially in young children.

Find out all about ear infections, what your treatment options are and how to figure out when your child might have one.

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