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Pediatric Emergency Care Center

Lifestyle Changes to Manage Middle Ear Infections

By making certain lifestyle changes like improving hygeine or reducing allergy causing objects in your home, you may be able to reduce your (or your child’s) risk of developing recurrent ear infections and complications that can threaten hearing. For information on preventing future ear infections, see Reducing Your Risk of Ear Infections .

Revision Information

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. Available at:

  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders website. Available at: