A 34-year-old female asked:
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my child 4 yrs old is complaining pain on her tragus since 2 days. there is no redness or swelling . she is also suffering with cold (flu) .

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Dr. Alan Levine
34 years experience Pediatrics
Should be evaluated: A 4yo with cold symptoms and pulling on her ear is an ear infection until proven otherwise. She should be seen by her physician to examine her ears to determine if an infection exists and initiate proper treatment.
Answered on Oct 4, 2017
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Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Having your child examined is a good idea. Your doctor can advise if there are signs of an ear infection. Please be aware that even if she has an ear infection, most will not need antibiotics or even respond to antibiotics. https://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/community/for-patients/common-illnesses/ear-infection.html
Oct 4, 2017

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