Accumulation of fluid in the ear—and its painful pressure—is one of the most common reasons for children seeing a pediatrician. It's estimated that two-thirds of children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday. "Wait and see" can be the first step. Antibiotics can come next. But there are times when further steps needs to be taken.
In this week's Healthy Kids Minute, Douglas Johnston, a physician at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, walks you through the steps.