How can I tell if my child has an ear infection?

How can I tell if my child has an ear infection

Most ear infections happen to children before they’ve learned how to talk. If your child isn’t old enough to say “My ear hurts,” here are a few things to look for:

  • Tugging or pulling at the ear(s)
  • Fussiness and crying
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Fever (especially in infants and younger children)
  • Fluid draining from the ear
  • Clumsiness or problems with balance
  • Trouble hearing or responding to quiet sounds

Our board certified ENT Physicians are trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat including the head and neck.

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