My infant has an ear ache, what to do?

Heat. Often kids have some relief if they put their hurt ear down on a heating pad or compress at a low heat level. The diffuse heat messages going to the brain seem to diminish the ear pain some.If over 6mo i prefer Ibuprofen for the discomfort. Sx lasting more than 3 days deserve a doc's review.

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