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An ear infection is typically caused by bacteria or a virus and most often affects young children. This eMedTV article offers an overview of the most common type of ear infection (otitis media), including information about its symptoms and treatment.
Common causes of otitis media (ear infection) are bacteria or viruses that get inside the ear. This part of the eMedTV Web site explains the risk factors and causes of this condition, as well as what happens inside the ear during an infection.
A vestibular schwannoma is a tumor that develops from nerves associated with balance and hearing. This eMedTV page explains how this condition can affect one or both ears and how such tumors are diagnosed and treated, with links to specific information.
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Augmentin ES is prescribed for children who have problems with ear infections. This section of the eMedTV Web library offers a complete overview of this drug, including how it works, when and how to take it, and a list of potential side effects.
Cetraxal is a type of ear drop used to treat outer ear infections, or "swimmer's ear." This part of the eMedTV site gives a complete overview of this product, explaining how it works, what to discuss with your healthcare provider, side effects, and more.
People who have an outer ear infection commonly called swimmer's ear may be prescribed the drug Cipro HC. This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at this ear drop, with information on when and how to use it, possible side effects, and more.
Ciprodex is a prescription medicine used to treat middle and outer ear infections. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this ear drop, including details on how it works, potential side effects, dosing tips, and more.
Floxin Otic is a medicine prescribed to treat certain bacterial infections of the ear. This eMedTV resource offers an overview of this antibiotic ear drop, including specific uses, details on how it works, potential side effects, and dosing tips.
Meclizine is an antihistamine drug commonly used for treating motion sickness and vertigo. This eMedTV Web page describes how the product works, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of its potential side effects.
By affecting certain areas in the brain, scopolamine patches can help prevent nausea and vomiting. This eMedTV segment contains an overview of this prescription medicine, including specific uses, how it is applied, possible side effects, and more.
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