Whether your child is prone to ear infections or not, understanding and caring for your child’s ears is part of being a parent. Ear infections can pop up at any time, and sometimes go unnoticed until the middle of the night, when your child wakes in pain. Additionally, kids have sensitive ears, making travel and loud concerts a more intense experience for families.
Keep reading to learn more about ear health and infections, as well as how you can naturally keep your child’s ears healthy and clear.
Understanding Your Child’s Ears
Your child’s ear consists of three main parts – the the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear, all of which can be examined using an otoscope. The outer ear consists of everything we see on the outside as well as the ear canal, which extends from the opening to the ear to the eardrum.
The middle ear is the space between the eardrum. The inner ear and consists of three small bones called the…
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