Allergy treatment can help children who have allergies and who also have frequent ear infections. Allergy testing isn't suggested unless children have signs of allergies.
| Centers for Disease Control and Prevention |
|1600 Clifton Road|
|Atlanta, GA 30333|
|Phone: || 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) |
|Web Address: ||www.cdc.gov/getsmart|
The Get Smart Web site at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information for both consumers and health professionals on the appropriate use of antibiotics. The Web site explains the dangers of inappropriate use of antibiotics and gives tips on actions people can take to feel better if they have an infection that cannot be helped by antibiotics. Some materials are available in English and in Spanish.
|American Academy of Family Physicians|
|P.O. Box 11210|
|Shawnee Mission, KS 66207-1210|
|Web Address: ||www.familydoctor.org|
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers information on adult and child health conditions and healthy living. Its Web site has topics on medicines, doctor visits, physical and mental health issues, parenting, and more.
|American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)|
|1650 Diagonal Road|
|Alexandria, VA 22314-2857|
|Phone: ||(703) 836-4444|
|Web Address: ||www.entnet.org|
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world's largest organization of physicians dedicated to the care of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disorders. Its Web site includes information for the general public on ENT disorders.
|American Academy of Pediatrics|
|141 Northwest Point Boulevard|
|Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098|
|Phone: ||(847) 434-4000|
|Fax: ||(847) 434-8000|
|Web Address: ||www.aap.org|
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a variety of educational materials about parenting, general growth and development, immunizations, safety, disease prevention, and more. AAP guidelines for various conditions and links to other organizations are also available.
|KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and Teens|
|10140 Centurion Parkway North|
|Jacksonville, FL 32256|
|Phone: ||(904) 697-4100|
|Fax: ||(904) 697-4220|
|Web Address: ||www.kidshealth.org|
This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It has a wide range of information about children's health, from allergies and diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.
|National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication DisordersNational Institutes of Health |
|31 Center Drive, MSC 2320|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-2320|
|Fax: ||(301) 402-0018|
|Web Address: ||www.nidcd.nih.gov|
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, advances research in all aspects of human communication and helps people who have communication disorders. The website has information about hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language.