Ear Infections 101

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: How does a parent know if they should watch and wait, or start antibiotics when their child has an ear infection?
Air Date: 9/12/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. David L. Hill, MD
davidhillDr. David Hill is Vice President of Cape Fear Pediatrics in Wilmington, NC and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UNC Medical School. He serves on the executive committees of the North Carolina Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics Council On Communications and the Media. In addition to writing a monthly column for Wilmington Parent Magazine Dr. Hill writes and records for multiple websites including as,, and He has three children, ages 6, 9, and 11.
    Ear Infections 101
    Most kids have at least one middle ear infection before they are 2 years old, and it can be a cause of concern and confusion when it happens to your child.

    These infections can cause aching ear-pain and fever.

    Dr. David Hill joins Melanie Cole, MS to help parents clear up the confusion surrounding the decision to watch and wait, or start antibiotics.

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