Pharmacy Corner
Middle ear infections: what parents should know Preventing ear infection

As a parent you can help prevent ear infection by:3,9

  • Regular hand washing with soap and water (or alcohol-based hand sanitizers)
  • Don’t use a pacifier too often, especially for children less than 3 years old
  • If possible, breastfeed your child for at least the first 3 months
  • Make sure your child is not exposed to second-hand smoke
  • Make sure you and your child get your yearly flu vaccine
  • Keep your child’s immunizations up-to-date