Baby Rubbing Ear No Fever
If a baby, toddler, or young child rubs, scratches, or pulls their ear but doesn’t have a fever or show other signs indicating that they’re not feeling well, the ear tugging is harmless. Some of the possible causes of this type of ear pulling in babies include (per Healthline and Seattle Children’s Hospital): Discovering their ears.
Is It Normal For A Child To Rub Their Ear?
Rubbing the ear is common in younger children (under age 2 or 3). Simple ear pulling without other symptoms such as fever or crying is harmless.
What Are The Symptoms Of An Ear Infection In A Baby?
They present with an earache or unexplained crying. Rubbing the ear is common in younger children (under age 2 or 3). Simple ear pulling without other symptoms such as fever or crying is harmless. These children rarely have an ear infection. Fever in baby less than 12 weeks old. Caution: do NOT give your baby any fever medicine before being seen.
Can A Cold Cause An Ear Infection In A Baby?
When your baby is barely a year old and catches a cold, this could lead to ear infections. Babies develop what is called Otitis Media. It occurs when the baby’s Eustachian tube develops a cold infection that leads to a swelling in the tube. This leads to a blockage that causes mucus to collect in the middle ear.
How Do You Treat A Baby's Ear Pain?
Warm compress: Place a warm compress on the baby’s ear for about 15 minutes to ease the pain. Acetaminophen: For babies older than six months, it would help to give acetaminophen for fever and pain relief. Let your doctor recommend pain relief medication with accompanying instructions.