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My 5 year old has a cough and now ear ache. Does that mean she has an ear infection?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe,maybe not

Sometimes a kid with a cough & congestion can develop pressure behind the ear drum by simple fluid accumulation.
An exam would be required to decide if it were infected.

In brief: Maybe,maybe not

Sometimes a kid with a cough & congestion can develop pressure behind the ear drum by simple fluid accumulation.
An exam would be required to decide if it were infected.
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