Health Tip: Symptoms of Ear Infection in Children

Painful swallowing is a common sign

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(HealthDay News) -- Symptoms of ear infections in children vary, based on the type of infection and age of the child. The Nemours Foundation lists these common warning signs:

  • Pain or discomfort in the ear, indicated by touching or pulling at the ear in a younger child.
  • Pain while lying down, chewing or sucking, which may lead to reduced appetite or difficulty sleeping.
  • Fluid draining from the ear.
  • Difficulty hearing.
  • Fever, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting.


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