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Lifestyle Changes to Manage Middle Ear Infections

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By making certain lifestyle changes like 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 .

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

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