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My child covers his ears a lot, but he says they don't hurt. Is this a habit or an ear infection?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Hard to know

This is a common symptom reported by parents of children with chronic otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum).
I would recommend seeing your pediatrician as a first step and possibly your local ent.

In brief: Hard to know

This is a common symptom reported by parents of children with chronic otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum).
I would recommend seeing your pediatrician as a first step and possibly your local ent.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Could Be Many things

Could be either. Also kids fuss with their ears with teething or dental problems, allergies, oral/throat problems, and sinus trouble among other causes.
The only way to be sure is to see the pediatrician.

In brief: Could Be Many things

Could be either. Also kids fuss with their ears with teething or dental problems, allergies, oral/throat problems, and sinus trouble among other causes.
The only way to be sure is to see the pediatrician.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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