Children with ear infections leave parents in misery survey
Children with ear infections leave parents in misery  survey

The misery that childrens ear infections inflict on their parents has been spelled out in a global survey that included 250 New Zealand families

In the survey of 2867 caregivers in 12 countries at least threequarters of parents said that during their childs ear infections sleepless nights placed a significant strain on them

quotIt showed that pain disturbed sleep and irritability were considered to be a significant burden on children with the infectionquot said one of the researchers childrens ear nose and throat surgeon Dr Colin Barber of Aucklands Starship hospital

quotThis survey also shows that acute otitis media middle ear infection affects the whole family due to sleepless nights and worry or disruption to working lives and potential loss of incomequot

Dr Barber presented the findings of the research sponsored by pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline to a meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology in the Netherlands at the weekend

Date : 23 May, 2012
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