According to the Mayo Clinic, general symptoms of an ear infection include ear pain, diminished hearing and drainage of fluid from the ear. Additional symptoms in children are ear pain when lying down, tugging or pulling... More »

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Ear infection symptoms in toddlers include fever above 102 F, ear tugging, fussiness, difficulty sleeping and loss of appetite, according to pediatric otolaryngologist Max M. April, M.D. Vomiting, diarrhea, diminished he... More »

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In the event of an ear infection, the treatment goal is to clear the problem from the middle ear, so more severe complications don't result, notes WebMD. This means that treatment involves getting rid of the causes of in... More »

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The best treatment for an ear infection depends on whether the infection is caused by a virus or bacterial organism. Antibiotics do not kill viruses, so they are only used to treat infections caused by bacteria. The only... More »

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The Mayo Clinic lists hearing loss, ringing in the ear, a spinning sensation, ear pain that quickly subsides and a clear, pus-filled or bloody drainage from the ear as signs of a ruptured eardrum. Prompt medical attentio... More »

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Ear infection symptoms in toddlers include fever above 102 F, ear tugging, fussiness, difficulty sleeping and loss of appetite, according to pediatric otolaryngologist Max M. April, M.D. Vomiting, diarrhea, diminished he... More »

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Various types of infections can affect the outer ear, including acute diffuse otitis extrena, the most common form of an outer ear infection, and acute localized otitis externa, which is an infection of a hair follicle, ... More »

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