Blockage is the main cause of an ear infection. When your child has a cold, allergy, or infection of the nose or throat, it can cause a blockage in the Eustachian tube. This blockage can lead to fluid accumulation. When this fluid is invaded by bacteria or viruses, an ear infection may result, which may cause pain and lead to swelling of the eardrum.
How to Avoid Ear Infections:
Assume a Proper Feeding Position:
Make sure you feed your baby in a more upright position. Feeding your baby in a horizontal position can cause fluid to back up into the ear’s Eustachian tube, which can lead to an ear infection.
Avoid Exposing Your Child to Risk Factors:
Stay away from environments that contain tobacco smoke, high levels of cold viruses and high levels of allergens.
Know the Solution:
Help relieve your child’s fever and pain caused by an ear infection with Infants’ Advil®. There is no better OTC medicine for taking control of your child’s fever than Infants' Advil®.