Ear infections in children are typically caused by a bacteria or a virus. Symptoms include pain, fever, or trouble sleeping. Parents may notice children rubbing their ear. Ears may drain a yellowish fluid as well. Treatments for child ear infections may only involve home remedies and pain relievers, but some cases of ear infections require antibiotics or ear tubes if the infection is severe enough. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how children get ear infections, how to treat them, signs of an ear infection, and much more.