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Health Tip: Does Your Child Have an Ear Infection?

Here's a list of telltale signs

(HealthDay News) -- Ear infections are common in babies and young children. Unfortunately, youngsters who can't talk yet aren't able to tell you when something is wrong.

Here are signs, courtesy of the American College of Emergency Physicians Foundation, that your young child has an ear infection:

  • Pain, which your baby may indicate by acting fussy, pulling on the ear, being irritable during feeding, or crying when lying down.
  • A white or yellow drainage from the ear that may have an unpleasant odor.
  • Difficulty hearing.
  • A fever, usually between 100 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit. (37.78 to 40 degrees Celsius).
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