Children’s ear infections are common occurrences around the country. By the time they turn three, five out of six children experience at least one ear infection. It is important to recognize the symptoms, especially since infants and young children who might not be able to verbalize their discomfort are the ones most susceptible to this illness.
There are three main types of ear infections:
There are a few common telltale signs and symptoms that you child suffers from one:
Do not become immediately alarmed if you see any of the above symptoms; most ear infections go away on their own. However, be sure to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors when symptoms last for more than a few days or if the fever is higher than 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit. If your child is younger than three months of age and has a fever, it’s important to always contact our office right away at 561-275-7100.