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is a red ear a sign of an ear infection in an infant?

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Dr. Boyce Hornberger
36 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
No: An infant typically will be irritable with possibly a preceding or current upper respiratory infection. there may it may not be fever. The inflammation is in the middle ear and tympanic membrane and this should not cause a red ear.
Answered on Sep 24, 2017

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