Ear problems

A baby's ears need to be treated with care

 

What are the signs of an ear infection?

The signs are a raised temperature, general irritability and pain or discomfort. The ears may be red and your baby may pull them because they are uncomfortable.

They may even have a pus-like discharge, which can also be associated with a blocked feeling in the ear or hearing loss.

Although most ear infections settle down without any serious effects, there can be mild hearing loss for a short time (two to three weeks).

Source: DoH Birth to five edition 2009.