U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A member asked:

how will i know if my child has an ear infection?

3 doctor answers39 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Cough, fever, crying: It's really only a diagnosis a doctor can make by looking inside the ear. Pain, . Fever and cough are common symptoms, though, and should prompt a doctor visit.
Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
There are some things that would confirm your suspicion of an ear infection. The first is active pus draining from the ear. In addition, when there are symptoms of pain or fever, if there is hearing loss. The definitive test, though, is to look in the ear canal and see the ear drum.
Aug 15, 2013
Dr. Michael Jaindl
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Ear infections in children are usually external (swimmers ear) or middle ear infections. Swimmers ear can often be seen as a swollen canal and the ear is painful to touch. Middle ear infections often begin as an ear ache and may be associated with a cold or upper respiratory infection. If the ear drum ruptures there is usually relief from the pain and drainage from the ear.
Oct 7, 2013
Dr. Salil Gupta
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Fever, fussiness: If your child is running fever > 100.4 f, fussing a lot and not eating well or vomiting, it is possible that child has ear infection. Many children may rub or pull on ears a lot when they have ear infection. Exam by your doctor is needed to know for sure if the child does have a ear infection.
Dr. Howard Fertel
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
Fever ,runny nose: Fever runny nose , crying, tugging of the ear. Most ear infection are viral but the above symptoms should prompt a visit to your child's doctor.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

KS
A 19-year-old female asked:

I was trimming my pubs with a sciossors & I accidentally cut my lip on the left sid. The skin is hanging of, it a smal cut & it was bleeding a litle but it stopped. Can I put vaseline? Will it heal with it?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Pressure on wound: Put a small bandaid on it and if is still bleeding in the morning then see your doctor.If it is bleeding a lot then go to the er to get it to stop.Cover it with pressure and keep pressure for at least 20 minutes then keep bandaid and slowly remove it gently more pressure should get the bleeding to stop. It will heal but get it checked.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to feel nose pain from adenoid removal?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Many people feel soreness in the back of their nose for a few days after adenoids ae removed.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is best treatment for an eye infection?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Hygiene, antibiotics: Depends upon the type of organism. If bacterial there are effective antibiotics. If viral hygiene is most important. If herpes, there is a good antiviral. Your ophthalmologist can evaluate your eye and sort this out.
A 21-year-old female asked:

My daughter has these bumps that looks like ant bites on her face arms and legs its about 20-30 of them. What its this its been there for a week now?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Insect bites: It could be any insect bite. See the doctor if it does not clear up in few days. If it is itchy you can try Hydrocortisone cream and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth.
Sedalia, MO
A 38-year-old female asked:

I am 38 f obese with fatty liver. I have lost 42 lbs since march . My hair is falling out. Could this be a sign of cirrhosis?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Probably not: Cirrhosis is not usually associated with hair loss.Any time there is a rapid reduction in weight or any kind of illness then we can see hair loss increase for several months. This type of hair loss comes back so not to worry. Good luck on your weight loss.

Related questions

A member asked:
3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
A 33-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 48-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 22-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Jun 19, 2018

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.