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My 4.5 month old is reaching for his ear. Teething or ear infection? How to tell?
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Dr. Sander White
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Examine by a doctor
If your pediatrician finds an ear infection it is not his teeth.
If there is an emerging tooth it should be obvious by looking in the mouth.

In brief: Examine by a doctor
If your pediatrician finds an ear infection it is not his teeth.
If there is an emerging tooth it should be obvious by looking in the mouth.
Dr. Sander White
Dr. Sander White
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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
In brief: Ears
Sometimes, a 4 1/2 month old will reach for his or her ear because it just happens to be there, and not because of a teething or an ear infection.
Fever, decreased appetite, lethargy, increased irritability, or decreased urine output are reasons to see the doctor for an exam.

In brief: Ears
Sometimes, a 4 1/2 month old will reach for his or her ear because it just happens to be there, and not because of a teething or an ear infection.
Fever, decreased appetite, lethargy, increased irritability, or decreased urine output are reasons to see the doctor for an exam.
Dr. Harris Cohen
Dr. Harris Cohen
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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
In brief: Symptoms?
Baby's can reach for their ears just to explore.
Is your baby fussy? Feverish? Not feeding as well? Did s/he have a recent upper respiratory infection? If you can answer yes to any of these take your baby to the doctor.

In brief: Symptoms?
Baby's can reach for their ears just to explore.
Is your baby fussy? Feverish? Not feeding as well? Did s/he have a recent upper respiratory infection? If you can answer yes to any of these take your baby to the doctor.
Dr. Swati Avashia
Dr. Swati Avashia
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