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If My Baby Tugs On His Ears Does He Have An Ear Infection
Not necessarily: Babies tug their ears for many reasons, mostly because they are there and are easy to reach! but if the baby pulls her ears at the same time she has a fever or acts sick, then have your doctor look at the ears to see if there is an ear infection present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more
Is it normal for my 7 month old baby to keep pulling at his ears even though he has been in amoxilin for 7 days due to having an ear infection?
My 6 month old baby has had 2 ear infections this month and been on anti- he has been pulling his ears and crying don't know what to finish antibiotic?
Ear infections: It is important that your baby finishes the antibiotic. Stay on schedule with this. Make sure he is getting enough fluids. Cuddle him as much as you can. It is hard when babies are sick but stay calm, supportive and patient. Talk to the pediatrician about the frequent ear infections and other possible treatments. ...Read more
My 10 month old daughter tugs on her ears when she cries. Does this mean she might have an ear infection?
Possible...: An ear infection is certainly one possibility - has she had a cold recently or is she running fevers? Other possibilities include teething or even just comfort (meaning she has found her ears and likes to pull them to calm down). If this is new and she has recently had a cold, see her pediatrician so they can look in the ears and give you the real answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 10 month old keeps tugging at her ear and pushing her ear into her shoulder. She has no fever and isnt any more grouchy than usual. Ear infection?
Our 1 1/2 year old has a possible sinus infection and is tugging at her ears with a possible ear infection. Do we need to take her to urgent care?
Not necessarily: Babies / toddlers pull at their ears for many reasons, including ear infections. But unlike the sensory nerves on the outside of our bodies, the pain and sensory nerves on the inside (including the ear) are vague for location. The nerves that go to the ear also go to the teeth, the throat and tonsil area, among other places. The most common cause for ear-pulling is teething. If in doubt, see ped. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I believe I have an ear infection. I'm 39 weeks pregnant, and i'm unsure if it will harm the baby or not. ?
Ear infection : Not likely, but you should contact your doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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