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Ear Pain in Infants and Children

Your child does not have a runny or stuffy nose or other cold or flu symptoms. Colds and flu can cause congestion in the nose and/or fluid in the ears, which can cause ear pain.

Sometimes children will have ear discomfort that feels more like there is something in the ear and/or diminished hearing.

Is your child complaining that he can't hear that well or that his ears feel "blocked" or "plugged"?

Yes, my child has this feeling.

No, my child does not have these symptoms.

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