Is there a vaccine for bacterial ear infections?

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Bacterial ear infections can be caused by a number of underlying bacterial or viral infections in the body, so no vaccine exists that can completely prevent all sources of bacterial ear infection. The vaccine Prevnar is approved to prevent middle ear infections. This vaccine is a pneumococcal vaccine used to prevent meningitis and pneumonia, but it might also help your child stave off ear infections.

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Ear Disorders

Ear Disorders

Your ear is a complex organ composed of the outer, middle and inner ear (as well as fluid). Any disorder involving your ear -- ear infections, tinnitus, Meniere's disease -- can affect either your hearing or your balance. Treatmen...

t options for ear disorders vary based on the type of disorder you have.
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