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Ear Pain in Infants and Children

Your baby does not have a high fever, severe belly pain, or stiff neck, is not having trouble breathing, and does not seem confused. That is reassuring.

Young children can not use words to tell us they have ear pain. They may tell us in other ways.

Is your child

  • having trouble sleeping

  • crying when you put his head down

  • pulling or tugging at the ear

  • having fluid draining from the ear?

Yes, my child has one or more of these symptoms.

No, my child does not have these symptoms.

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