Ear Infection Symptoms

Ear Infections are extremely common especially in children. If you have a large family, it tends to spread from one person to the next. Most children that get an ear infection almost always have a cold, flu, or other illness. It's actually considered uncommon to have an ear infection with no other sickness. Sometimes it can be just a runny nose or maybe a fever that accompanies the ear infection. If you think your child may have an ear infection, you should take him or her to the Doctor.

Ear Infection Symptoms:

* A baby will pull at their ears, this is almost a guarantee that he/she has an ear infection.

* Very tender ears is another sign, especially in babies. Sometimes an ear can just be touched or sometimes if you try to clean out the ear with a Q-tip and your baby or child seems to experience pain, this is a sign of an ear infection.

* There's usually no visible sign of an ear infection. Although some people mistake a ruptured ear drum for an ear infection. These symptoms include a whitish oozing substance coming out of the ear, this is a ruptured ear drum not an ear infection.

* A ringing in the ears.

* Muffled hearing or hearing loss.

* Pain in the ear canal.

Ear Infection Treatment

The majority of the time it is simply pain management that is prescribed/need for an ear infection. This can be accomplished by giving him or her Tylenol. A child does not need antibiotics every time their ear hurts. If you can give your child pain medicine and it takes away the symptoms, just give them medicine every 3-4 hours and it will clear up all on it's own.

If your child has a bad ear infection and Tylenol isn't helping much, take him/her to the Doctor. If a ear infection isn't caught early on and is showing other symptoms of illness, then your child will most likely need an antibiotic.

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amithak50 4 years ago from India

Thanks for the nice hub..Ear infection is really a terrible if not corrected

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