Ear Infections in Children

Ear infection is the #1 diagnosis made by pediatricians in the world, with more than 3 out of 4 children experiencing an ear infection by the time they are 3 years old.

Ear Infections in Children

Dr. Ochi and the staff at Children’s ENT of San Diego successfully treat children of all ages with ear infections and other ear problems every single day. In fact, Dr. Ochi is one of the nation’s leading pediatric ENT specialists when it comes to treating ear infections in kids. His continued learning and exploration of new treatment options, allows for an integrative approach to ear, nose & throat care - unlike any other ENT specialist in southern California. Combined with a warm and friendly atmosphere, your child is sure to feel comfort and relief in the care of Dr. Ochi.

Ear Infection Symptoms

Ear infections in children can be caused by bacteria, viruses or associated with allergies, trapping fluid in the middle ear. Unable to drain properly, this fluid becomes infected and can lead to scarring and/or hearing loss if not properly treated and cared for.

In babies, ear infections often present with a fever and increased waking during the night, causing your baby to be fussier than usual and pull at his or her ears because of discomfort. Older children may complain of having stuffy ears or feel the need to clear their ears often.

Ear Infection Treatment

While most pediatricians will prescribe oral antibiotics for an ear infection, studies have shown that antibiotics often do little to reduce the symptoms of ear infections and cannot treat all causes of ear infections.

Children’s ENT of San Diego takes a more comprehensive approach to treating ear infections in children. After examining your child, Dr. Ochi will review all possible causes of the ear infection and prescribe the best course of treatment available. If surgery is needed, Dr. Ochi utilizes the latest surgical techniques and can incorporate medical acupuncture to reduce postoperative pain and promote a faster recovery time.

If you think your child is currently suffering from an ear infection or other ear problem, contact Children’s ENT of San Diego to schedule an appointment today.