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If your child has any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • An ear problem after a head injury: Go to the topic Head Injury, Age 3 and Younger.

Has your child had an injury to the ear?

Does your child have drainage from the ear that you do not think is earwax?

Does your child have ear pain with a fever?

Do you think your child has ear pain? See evaluating pain in a child.

Does your child have redness, swelling, or pain in the external ear or behind the ear?

Is your child taking an antibiotic for an ear infection without an improvement in symptoms, or have new symptoms developed?

Do you think your child may have a hearing problem?

Other Symptoms to Watch For

If your child has any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: July 25, 2012
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