When should my baby be checked for an ear infection?

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If your baby has had a cold for several days and now has a fever, is fussy, is waking up at night, or is eating and drinking less, it’s a good idea to have his ears checked. Even if he has had an ear infection before or was in yesterday for a cold, the ears need to be checked again. Ears can become infected overnight, so an ear examination can really change in one day. Examining the ears is important because it helps doctors determine if an antibiotic is needed and if so, which antibiotic to use.
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