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Ear Infection Prevention for Infants Nashua NH

Local resource for ear infection prevention for infants in Nashua, NH. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to ear infection prevention for infants, ear infection treatments, audiologists, and hearing loss treatment, as well as advice and content on eardrops, earwax removal, hearing loss, and conditions of the ear.

Dr. Denise Eilen Youssef
Nashua, NH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr.Ann Dobbins
(603) 889-6671
155 Kinsley St # 105
Nashua, NH
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Budnitz Albee MD
(603) 577-3300
280 Main Street
Nashua, NH
 
Linda Ann Williams, MD
(603) 886-5520
19 Tyler St
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1991

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Liliane Adele Sznycer, MD
(603) 891-0207
104 Peele Rd
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Libre De Bruxelles, Fac De Med Et De Pharm, Bruxelles,
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr. Dipakkumar M Patel
(603) 880-0921
Nashua, NH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Michael Peter Weinstein
(603) 891-4400
173 Daniel Webster Hwy
Nashua, NH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr.James OReilley
155 Kinsley St # 105
Nashua, NH
Gender
M
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Hospital: St. Josephs
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John Michael Kukay, MD
(603) 888-1142
155 Kinsley St
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.Allan Mendell
(603) 883-0005
1 Main Street
Nashua, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.1, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Breast-Feeding Reduces Ear Infections

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November 3, 2007: 8:04 am: Dr. Neil Ear Problems

Breast-Feeding Reduces Ear Infections

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
 

Here’s a shocking statistic.

Next to the common cold, ear infections are the most commonly diagnosed childhood illness in the United States. More than 3 out of 4 children have had at least one ear infection by the time they are 3 years old. (1)

This high incidence of ear infections in totally unnecessary as the solution to reducing the incidence of ear infections in babies has been known for decades, namely breast-feeding your baby for a minimum of 6 months, and preferably 1 year or longer.

You see, breast-feeding is the natural way to help fight infections in your baby. Researchers have discovered that antibodies passed to the baby by a nursing mother help lower the occurrence of many conditions including ear infections, respiratory infections, allergies and asthma. Breast-feeding also contributes to the infant’s immune system by increasing the barriers to infection and decreasing the growth of bacteria and viruses. As a group, formula-fed babies have more infections and more hospitalizations than do breast-fed babies. (2)

Another benefit to breast-feeding is the way you hold a baby to breast-feed it. Breast-feeding keeps the baby at an angle which helps keep the Eustachian tubes clear and hence, fewer ear infections. In contrast, bottle-fed babies tend to lie flat and that allows “gunk” (to use a fancy medical term) to get in the baby’s Eustachian tubes and run up to the middle ear where it causes infections. (1)

Now researchers have found even more evidence of the efficacy of breast-feeding. They have found that breast-feeding protects children otherwise made susceptible to ear infections by abnormalities in specific human genes.

About 19% of children are prone to chronic and recurrent middle ear infections (Otitis media). Although researchers have long known that genetics plays a part in this increased vulnerability, they never knew the exact mechanism involved.

“We know that the tendency to get this infection runs in families, and so we decided to look for small variations—what we call ‘single-nucleotide polymorphisms,’ or SNPs—in three important genes that produce inflammatory signaling molecules for the immune system,” said Janak Patel, a professor in the infectious disease division of UTMB’s Department of Pediatrics. “Two of them stood out on their own as signals of increased risk.”

The two identified genes generate the immune proteins known as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin 6 (IL-6). SNPs in each individual gene were enough, the researchers found, to create increased risk for childhood ear infections, and simultaneous SNPs in both genes created even more risk. The researchers believe that the particular var...

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