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Child with Ear Phones Smiling without Ear Pain

Earache in Infants & Children

Earache can have several causes. It’s a good idea to see your GP if your child complains of a sore ear or your baby shows signs of ear pain.

Signs and Symptoms of Earache

Blockage is the main cause of an ear infection. When your child has a cold, allergy, or infection of the nose or throat, it can cause a blockage in the ear. This blockage can lead to fluid accumulation. When this fluid is invaded by bacteria or viruses, an ear infection may result, which may cause pain and lead to swelling of the eardrum.

Toddlers may react to their pain in a variety of manners including:

  • Pulling at their ears
  • Shoving fingers inside of their ears
  • Becoming extremely irritable
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low energy
  • Trouble hearing

Treating Childhood Earache

Earache treatment depends on the cause of the earache. Never try to remove an object from your child’s ear yourself.

It is recommended that you consult with your doctor. Your doctor will consider what’s causing the infection before deciding on treatment.

Advil Infants and Children’s Pain & Fever can help relieve a painful sore ear caused by an ear infection.