This site is a home for parents (or the curious) to evaluate their own ears at home. In pooling our collective experiences and using the power of numbers, we are creating resources to empower parents to make more informed decisions about their children’s ears.
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About Ear Infections
Ear infections are the most common sickness that brings kids to see a doctor1,2 and the number one reason children are prescribed antibiotics.3 Despite ear infections being near universal, as a parent it is a challenge to be sure if a child is sick because of a problem with their ear, or if they are unwell for something else entirely. Sometimes, diagnosing ear infections challenges even our best doctors and nurses. We think there is a better way.
1 https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/aom_qanda.pdf 2 Vaz LE, Kleinman KP, et al. Recent Trends in Outpatient Antibiotic Use in Children. Pediatrics. 2014 Mar; 133(3): 375–385. 3 Grijalva CG, Nuorti JP, Griffin MR. Antibiotic prescription rates for acute respiratory tract infections in US ambulatory settings. JAMA. 2009 Aug 19;302(7):758-66.