Signs your child has an ear infection can include:
1 Baby is pulling, tugging or grabbing his/ her ear
This could be a sign your child has ear pain, however children, especially babies, pull on their ears often for no reason at all). If this is the only sign and if your baby seems fine otherwise, it is probably not an ear infection.
2 Difficulty sleeping
Lying down can put pressure on the eustachian tubes which makes an ear infection more painful.
3 A yellowish or white fluid draining from the ear
This doesn’t happen with all ear infections, but it is a sure sign of infection. This can signal a perforated eardrum.
4 Reduced appetite
Is your baby has an ear infection it can make chewing and swallowing painful. Ear infections can also cause gastrointestinal upset.
5 Diarrhea and/or vomiting
The bug that causes ear infections can also affect the gastrointestinal tract.
6 Unpleasant smell
You may notice an unpleasant smell coming from your baby’s ear.
7 High temperature
A fever above 38.9℃ can be a sign of an ear infection.