Health Tip: Reducing Your Child's Risk of Ear Infections01/21/14
(HealthDay News) -- Ear infections are common in children, but
there are things parents can do to help reduce a child's risk.
The New York State Department of Health offers these
- Breast-feeding, if a viable option, may reduce the risk of ear
- Do not let a child under age 2 lie flat while drinking from a
- Never allow anyone to smoke around children, and avoid exposing
the child to wood smoke.
- If your child is in day care, work with the staff to promote
cleanliness and hygiene.
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