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

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe

Any kid with a mucousy nasal drainage will develop color in that drainage within hours.
It is a natural result of surface germ action and not necessarily an infection that requires treatment.It may just be a cold or allergies. The same can be said for tugging ears.If the kids activity level is normal, it is not worrisome.If diminished or your mommy sense is concerned it is time for a visit.

In brief: Maybe

Any kid with a mucousy nasal drainage will develop color in that drainage within hours.
It is a natural result of surface germ action and not necessarily an infection that requires treatment.It may just be a cold or allergies. The same can be said for tugging ears.If the kids activity level is normal, it is not worrisome.If diminished or your mommy sense is concerned it is time for a visit.
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