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Ear Infections Statistic
More than 80 percent of children have had an ear infection by age three, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
*Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
 
 

Pediatric Ear Infection Diagnosis

Ear infections cannot be diagnosed over the phone, no matter how frequently your child has experienced this illness. Your WellStar pediatrician will want to carefully examine the ear, concentrating on the appearance and movement of the eardrum. With an ear infection, the eardrum will look red and will usually bulge because of the discharge – or pus – building up behind it. Often the eardrum will also be immobile, meaning your pediatrician will not see it move when he/she uses his/her otoscope, a medical tool used to look inside the ear.

 
 
 
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