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How do I care for a child with an ear infection?

  • Pain symptoms may be treated with ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
  • In children younger than 2 years, watch for sleeplessness and irritability during or after an upper respiratory infection, such as a cold.
  • Always consult the child’s healthcare provider before giving any over-the-counter pain relievers.

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