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Ear Infection Prevention for Infants Rancho Cucamonga CA

Local resource for ear infection prevention for infants in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. 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. Esther Obillo Quirolgico
(909) 982-7244
8283 Grove Ave Ste 102
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr.Esther Quirolgico
(909) 982-7244
8283 Grove Ave # 102
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila
Year of Graduation: 1962
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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Elliot Steven Weinstein, MD
(909) 949-8979
8283 Grove Ave Ste 203
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: San Antonio Community Hosp, Upland, Ca

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Cohen Harvey D MD Inc
(909) 987-2528
9033 Baseline Road Suite F
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
 
Dr. Daryl Kueishann Tsai
(909) 591-6446
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Esther Obillo Quirolgico, MD
(909) 982-7244
8283 Grove Ave Ste 102
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1962

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Dr. Peter David Ambrose
(909) 941-7008
7777 Milliken Ave Ste B130
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Connie L Cheng, DO
(909) 948-3143
10787 Laurel St
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 2001

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Esther O Quirolgico
(909) 982-7244
8283 Grove Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr.Daksha Jain
(909) 481-2494
9605 Foothill Boulevard
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Gender
F
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 2, 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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