Over 90% of children will have at least one ear infection of the area behind the eardrum, known as "otitis media" by the time they are two years old. The typical symptoms of this infection include severe ear pain and fever. These infections may be treated with antibiotics at first, but, if they become recurrent, other treatments such as ear tubes might be beneficial. An extensive resource for information about ear infections can be downloaded here.
At times, the use of ear tubes can be very helpful in treatment of ear infections. Click here to learn more about them.