Ear infections happen all the time with young kids, but diagnosing the problem can be–well, a problem. When the ears are infected the eustachian tubes become inflamed and swollen. The adenoids can also become infected. The infections are usually painful.
Small children will probably have a difficult time articulating what they are feeling. So how can you tell if your child might be suffering from an ear infection?
Here are a few signs your child might exhibit you if he or she has an ear infection:
A child with an ear infection may show you any of these signs. If you see any of them, call your Atlanta doctor.
If your child is prescribed medicine, be sure to give administer all of the medicine. Make sure it is given at the right times. If your doctor asks you to bring your child back for a recheck, do it on schedule. Your doctor wants to know if the ears are clear of fluid and if the infection has stopped. Write down and ask the doctor any questions you have before you leave his or her office.
This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.