A 1-year-old male asked:
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the outside of my 16 month old baby's ear has been really red and hot for two days. today his temp is 101.7 with diarrhea. can it be an infection?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Possibly: It is difficult to make a diagnosis of an ear infection without examining the ear. Sometimes an ear drum will rupture and cause drainage from the baby's ear. An ear infection has been known to cause diarrhea. Have your baby examined to help arrive at a diagnosis. Give extra fluids to guard against dehydration which can be caused by fever and diarrhea. All the best!
Answered on Nov 26, 2014
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