Causes And Risk Factors For An Ear Infection

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A common cold is a respiratory infection that affects the middle ear. It is linked to causing more complicated ear infections. Common cold can be spread through contact with an infected person. Parents with small children are advised to keep them away from individuals with colds and have their children vaccinated. Studies show children who get vaccinated get fewer ear infections. Colds can arise by not eating fruits and vegetables as well. Make sure you get ample nutrients fit for your body to prevent colds among other infections. Also, protect yourself from exposure to cold weather and wear warm clothes to prevent sore throats that can eventually cause ear infections.

Ear infections can be an avoidable circumstance, and if infected, it can be treated right away once the symptoms and proper diagnosis is done. To stay away from harm, avoid catching colds and regularly and clean your ears to prevent wax build up. Also, make sure no sharp objects get to your ears to avoid damaging the eardrums and causing your drums to rapture or get infected. Avoiding smoking is another way to steer clear of infections as an adult. As explained above, being a passive smoker can also lead to ear infections. Also, wash your hands frequently to avoid the spread of germs. If the ear infections persist, it is recommended to get a surgical procedure done to make sure further risks are mitigated.

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