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What are symptoms of pain in toddlers?

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Toddlers in pain can talk, if only to say, "Owie!" They will often also clutch the part that hurts. Pulling or rubbing the ear is common in toddlers. It could mean they have pain in the ear, or it could just be a habit. It’s more likely an ear infection if your child has had cold symptoms or a fever and begins to tug at the ear suddenly.

From: Symptoms of Pain in Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Schiff, D. and Shelov, S. Villard Books, 1997.  AmericanAcademyof PediatricsGuide to Your Child's Symptoms,

Zeltzer, LK. HarperCollins, 2005.  Conquering Your Child's Chronic Pain,

National Pain Foundation: "Pediatric Pain: Psychological Factors Related to Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents." 

Lonnie K. Zeltzer, MD, director, Pediatric Pain Program, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, Los Angeles.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

SOURCES: 

Schiff, D. and Shelov, S. Villard Books, 1997.  AmericanAcademyof PediatricsGuide to Your Child's Symptoms,

Zeltzer, LK. HarperCollins, 2005.  Conquering Your Child's Chronic Pain,

National Pain Foundation: "Pediatric Pain: Psychological Factors Related to Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents." 

Lonnie K. Zeltzer, MD, director, Pediatric Pain Program, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, Los Angeles.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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