Symptoms of Middle Ear Infection
- Ear pain (Note: Children who can talk may tell you that their ear hurts. Babies may tug or rub at the ear or face or become irritable.)
- Drainage from the ear (This may appear as blood, clearish fluid, pus, or as a dry crust on the outer portion of the ear after sleeping.)
- Hearing loss, which resolves with appropriate treatment
- Decreased appetite or difficulty feeding
- Disturbed sleep
- Difficulty with balance, frequent falling, sensations of dizziness
- Nausea, vomiting, or ]]>diarrhea]]>
- Malaise (feeling of general illness)
American Medical Association website. Available at: http://www.ama-assn.org/ .
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/ .
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders website. Available at: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/ .
Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics . 16th edition. WB Saunders; 2000.
Last reviewed November 2008 by ]]>Elie Edmond Rebeiz, MD, FACS]]>
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