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Ear Pain in Infants and Children

It doesn't sound like an injury to the ear, or something inside the ear, is causing your child's pain.

Does it hurt when you or your child pull on his earlobe or touch the front of his ear? (To find the front of his ear, feel for the bump next to his cheek.)

Yes, pulling or touching his ear is painful.

No, pulling or touching his ear isn't painful.

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