Earaches and ear infections are common in babies and small children and are often associated with pain, discomfort and fever.
Babies and young children are more likely to get middle ear infections than older children because the tubes that connect the middle ear to the throat are smaller, which makes it easier for germs to reach the middle ear.
Most ear infections are caused by bacteria or viruses. Around two thirds of acute ear infections are caused by bacteria.
As with colds and flu, antibiotics do not always help an ear infection. Many middle ear infections will clear up on their own in a few days. However, some children will still need a course of antibiotics, especially if they’re really young or very unwell. So, if you think your child may have an ear infection, it is best to see a doctor.
If your child has any discharge from the ear (that is not normal ear wax) see your doctor immediately.
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