Checkup Newsroom (Ear Ache)

2019
July
17,
2019
| 09:59 PM America/Chicago
An ear infection isn’t likely to stop your child from wanting to get in the pool and swim. But as the parent you may be wondering, “Can my child go swimming with an ear infection?” That’s a question we hear quite a bit, especially during the summe...
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January
14,
2019
| 05:40 PM America/Chicago
"Never put anything in your ear smaller than your elbow." And yes folks, that means Q-tips. Look at what our medical director of Emergency Services has to say: “Q-tips and cotton-tip swabs cause numerous ER injuries we see at Cook Children’s,” ...
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2016
December
06,
2016
| 10:24 PM America/Chicago
Ok let's learn something about "ear infections and tubes!" I should call this: "The Eustachian Tube - Dictator of Ear Happiness." More later on that. Few things I want to put out there first: 1) There are two kinds of ear infections: middle ...
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May
12,
2016
| 09:58 PM America/Chicago
Your baby is fussy, she’s running a temperature, and you’re no doctor, but she’s still pulling at her ear. Do you take her in? Do you wait it out? Will it be antibiotics? Again? Parenthood is hard, and this scenario is one all too familiar to pare...
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