Ear Infections | Symptoms


What are the symptoms of ear infections?

The most common symptoms of an acute middle ear infection (otitis media) are ear pain and fever. If your child is too young to tell you what hurts, he or she may cry or pull at his or her ear. Your child may also be irritable or listless, have trouble hearing, or not feel like eating or sleeping.


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Reviewed/Updated: 05/16
Created: 01/99