Acute Middle Ear Infection (Acute Otitis Media, AOM)
About Acute Middle Ear Infection (Acute Otitis Media)
infections (acute , or AOM) are one of the most common illnesses in babies and young children. Most children will have had at least one acute by the age of three. Parents often have sleepless nights when their child has a middle ear infection. The child may cry a lot, have an earache, run a and be unable to . Parents might understandably be worried that it is something serious. But there is usually no cause for concern when it comes to acute middle ear infections. They generally clear up on their own within two to three days, and serious complications are rare.
Giving the child painkillers and -reducing , as well as a lot of care and attention, is usually enough. But it is important to keep an on the child’s condition because further treatment may sometimes be necessary…