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Is the common cold in children something that should be followed by an ear examination to rule out an ear infection?

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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Unless there seems to be hearing loss, or other problems following the cold, a routine examination is not necessary following a common cold.

In brief: No

Unless there seems to be hearing loss, or other problems following the cold, a routine examination is not necessary following a common cold.
Dr. Neil Giddings
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: No

The presence of a little fluid in the middle ear following a cold is common, but does not require evaluation or treatment.
If pain, fever or other issues arise during or after the cold, it would be worth a visit.

In brief: No

The presence of a little fluid in the middle ear following a cold is common, but does not require evaluation or treatment.
If pain, fever or other issues arise during or after the cold, it would be worth a visit.
Dr. James Ferguson
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