Earaches are common in children of any age. Older children can tell you their ears hurt; however, in infants look for signs they are experiencing ear pain, which may include:

  • Pulling or tugging at their ear(s) 
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Decreased appetite
  • Fluid in the ear, especially if it has a distinct odor to it
  • Trouble sleeping

Other Conditions

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