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What are some signs and symptoms of an acute otitis media ear infection?

Some of the signs and symptoms of acute otitis media (AOM) ear infections can include:

  • fluid draining from ears
  • sleep disturbances
  • fever
  • headaches
  • problems with hearing
  • irritability
  • difficulty balancing
  • pulling at ears
  • excessive crying

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