Ear infections are a common condition in children, particularly in infants and toddlers. They occur when fluid builds up in the middle ear and becomes infected with bacteria or viruses.
Treatment for ear infections in children may involve antibiotics to clear the infection, pain relief medication to manage discomfort, and in some cases, surgery to insert tubes into the ear to promote drainage of fluid. In some cases, ear infections may clear up on their own without treatment.
It is important to speak with a healthcare provider if you suspect your child has an ear infection, as they can determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment. Untreated ear infections can lead to complications, such as hearing loss, so prompt treatment is important.