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Tugs At Ears (Overview)

A behavior where an infant or toddler pulls at their earlobes. This often occurs when child has an ear infection and/or fluid behind the eardrum


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My son has nasty green boogers and is also tugging the ears. Sounds infected?

My son has nasty green boogers and is also tugging the ears. Sounds infected?

Classic sign: Children pulling at their ears is typical of babies with middle ear inflammation. This could be sterile accumulation of fluid, or pressure developing because of obstruction of eustacian tube drainage, but you should have the baby to a pediatrician or family practitioner and have the ear examined. Infection is likely. ...Read more

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Tugs At Ears (Overview)

A behavior where an infant or toddler pulls at their earlobes. This often occurs when child has an ear infection and/or fluid behind the eardrum


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Treatments for blocked ears?

Treatments for blocked ears?

Depends on cause: Is it wax? Get it removed. Is it fluid behind the ear drum? Consider getting your ear drum lanced. Is it a foreign body? Get it removed. ...Read more

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Anyone know how to get rid of ringing in the ears and what its cause is?

Anyone know how to get rid of ringing in the ears and what its cause is?

Find the cause: Tinnitus is latin=ringing: in the ear is often a symptom, not a disease in itself..Causes include infection, foreign body, exposure to loud noise, eustachian tube dysfunction, nasal allergies blocking the tubes, multiple sclerosis, side effects of some meds, and currently common in the young is "ipod-induced" so, treating the above will likely resolves your symptom...Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some preventative measures that I can take to prevent ear trouble while flying?

What are some preventative measures that I can take to prevent ear trouble while flying?

Preventive measures: The usual cause of ear pain from flying is inability to equilibrate pressure across the eardrum. Simple non-medical things to relieve the pressure include pinching your nose and blowing gently and yawning. Also you can spray your nose with Afrin (oxymetazoline) before you get on the plane to make sure that the eustachian tube is open but you have assure that the Afrin (oxymetazoline) gets all the way to the back of your nose. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tugs at ears?

What is the definition or description of: Tugs at ears?

Tugs at ears: A behavior where an infant or toddler pulls at their earlobes. This often occurs when child has an ear infection and/or fluid behind the eardrum ...Read more

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My son has nasty green boogers and is also tugging the ears. Sounds infected?

Classic sign: Children pulling at their ears is typical of babies with middle ear inflammation. This could be sterile accumulation of fluid, or pressure developing because of obstruction of eustacian tube drainage, but you should have the baby to a pediatrician or family practitioner and have the ear examined. Infection is likely. ...Read more

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Toddler tugging at ear& acts in pain. I've had doc check ears 2x in 10days. Tubes are in place, clear, no drainage. Just a little pink. Why hurting?

Toddler tugging at ear& acts in pain. I've had doc check ears 2x in 10days. Tubes are in place, clear, no drainage. Just a little pink. Why hurting?

Teething: It is possible that the pain your child is experiencing is from teething. Many babies pull their ears and act as ear infection when they teeth. Give Ibuprofen and see if that helps relieve the pain. ...Read more