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My son recently got treated for an ear infection but i'm noticing he's still pulling and playing with his ear could it still be infected?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: Persistent fluid

If your child is afebrile and playful, he is very likely to have a persistent middle ear effusion.
This type of residual fluid in the middle ear can persist for 4-6 weeks.

In brief: Persistent fluid

If your child is afebrile and playful, he is very likely to have a persistent middle ear effusion.
This type of residual fluid in the middle ear can persist for 4-6 weeks.
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Dr. Linda Green
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma

In brief: Yes

Ear infections don't always clear with one course of antibiotics.
He may need to see the pediatrician for an ear recheck to see if the infection cleared.

In brief: Yes

Ear infections don't always clear with one course of antibiotics.
He may need to see the pediatrician for an ear recheck to see if the infection cleared.
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