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What are the symptoms of an ear infection in children?

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In children, the symptoms of an ear infection are:

  • Tugging at the ear
  • Poor sleep
  • Fever
  • Irritability, restlessness
  • Ear drainage
  • Diminished appetite
  • Crying at night when lying down

SOURCES: American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Academy of American Family Physicians. Merck. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.



Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

SOURCES: American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Academy of American Family Physicians. Merck. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.



Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

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