Should I talk to my doctor about bacterial ear infections?

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Three out of every four children have had an ear infection by the time they turn three. If your child starts complaining about headaches or ear pain, or if they're not reacting normally to sounds, see your doctor, because ear infections are a likely cause. Bacterial ear infections can usually be treated with antibiotics, and without treatment permanent damage can be done. Therefore, it is important to seek help if you think that you or your child may have a bacterial ear infection.

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