Biography & Education

  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Otology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Otology
Education Background
Medical School Baylor College of Medicine
Residency Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • English
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Professional Associations
American Academy of Otolaryngology
Personal Interests
Cycling, Running, Skiing, Dancing

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1801 N.W. Market Street
Suite 411
Seattle, WA 98107
Fax 206-781-6073
600 Broadway
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98122
Fax 206-215-1771
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What to do if you suspect your child has an ear infection

January 30, 2013

Ear infections are the most common illness in kids. Almost every child will have at least one ear infection by the age of 5. What do you do when your child complains of ear pain?

Ear pain in children is most often caused by a middle ear infection. These infections often follow an upper respiratory illness, like a cold or the flu. Common symptoms include fever, ear pain and irritability, like not sleeping through the night. It is possible for the buildup of pressure from fluid and infection behind the eardrum to cause the eardrum to rupture. In this situation you will most likely see drainage from the ear.

What should you do if you suspect your child has an ear infection?

  • Treat the pain. Ibuprofen (Advil) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) are best.
  • Have a doctor look in your child’s ear to confirm an ear infection.
  • Decide with your doctor...
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Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.2 out of 5 (46 Ratings, 8 Comments)


I just did not have much confidence in Dr. Sanchez. When I started to have a pretty profuse nose bleed, she seemed flustered and more concerned that I had splattered her white coat with blood. She was not very gentle and did not describe what she was going to do before she did it. As a result of this experience, I got a referral to a different ENT.
Swedish Patient

A loving woman. It's hard to find quality providers that accept my "low income" insurance. I am VERY grateful!
Swedish Patient

Wasn't sure what to do after MRI - she might have told me but I didn't get it.
Swedish Patient

I have been seeing specialists for chronic ear problems since childhood (greater than 20). *Dr. Sanchez is the ONLY specialist in whom I have had complete confidence.
Swedish Patient

I always look forward seeing my provider always with her welcome smile and greetings.
Swedish Patient

Swedish Patient

*Dr. Sanchez is an asset to Swedish!
Swedish Patient

I loved *Dr. Sanchez she is easy to understand and is VERY nice!
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