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Symptom Checker

Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Irritable Child

You have stated that your child doesn't have an upset stomach, and isn't feverish. Children with ear pain can be fussy and uncomfortable. If your child has an earache, he may not be sleeping well. Not sleeping also may make him irritable.

Have you noticed any of the following symptoms?

  • Your child is tugging on one or both of his ears.

  • He has ear pain.

  • There is liquid draining from his ear.

Yes, my child seems to be having a problem with his ear.

No, my child does not seem to have any ear problems.

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