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Do babies get fevers with ear infections?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: But not always. Fevers for longer than 48-72 hrs need seen by doctor.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Sometimes.: Ear infections can occur with or without fever. Other symptoms of ear infections include ear pulling or rubbing, decreased sleep or eating, fussing, not wanting to be laid down, and vomiting. Fevers can be caused by viruses, bacteria, and even noninfectious conditions. If you think your baby might have an ear infection, please take him or her to the doctor.

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A 28-year-old female asked:

What causes ear infections in babies?

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Dr. Benjamin Green
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Usually a virus: Ear infections are really common in kids and usually what happens is your little one gets a common cold virus which causes mucous and nasal congestion. This leads to mucous and inflammation in their tiny inner ear canals. This can cause pain, irritability and fevers. Sometimes bacteria grow in this area too and can also cause ear infections. Breastfeeding can sometimes prevent them!

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Last updated Nov 26, 2013

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