What are symptoms of an ear infection in an infant or toddler?

Infants and toddlers with an ear infection may show these symptoms:
  • fever
  • irritability (especially when lying down)
  • tugging, pulling, or rubbing the ears
  • runny nose
  • tiredness or listlessness
  • unresponsive to loud noises
  • white or yellow discharge from the ear (not normal wax)

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Ear Disorders

Ear Disorders

Your ear is a complex organ composed of the outer, middle and inner ear (as well as fluid). Any disorder involving your ear -- ear infections, tinnitus, Meniere's disease -- can affect either your hearing or your balance. Treatmen...

t options for ear disorders vary based on the type of disorder you have.

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