Dealing with your child's, or your own, ear infection

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - A spike in cases of ear infection is common this time of year, according to local medical professionals.

"There are so many viruses going around," said Dr. Anne Marie Eschberger, family medicine practitioner at Baylor Scott & White Health. "That drainage can lead to an infection in the ear."

Dr. Eschberger describes the symptoms that can signify an ear infection in both children and adults. She also says there are big complications that can seriously harm a child's development if left untreated; however, she explains that untreated ear infections are rarely a problem in developed countries like the U.S.

See the full conversation in the video player above.