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    Default Tugging at ears

    My 7 month old baby has been tugging at his ears this week.. Could this be a sign of teething?

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    Does he have a temp, or any virus symptoms?

    My son has done that before due to ear infections.

    Can't remember if he did it for teething though.

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    I remember reading several times that this could be a sign of teething or ear infection. Basically pain in that general area often causes the tugging.

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    My 7 month old is the same and is teething. I did take him to GP to get it checked as I wanted to make sure

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    Hi DarkCherry,

    It can be a tired sign, a teething sign or sign of an ear infection.

    Usually if it is just at one ear, it will be an ear infection or teething-related.

    If it is both, it is probably a tired-sign (unless he is unfortunate enough to have pain on both sides). But you probably know his tired signs now?

    Maybe try some panadol and see if it makes a difference, at least you will know then if pain-related and whether to see a gp or not.

    Good luck and hope your little baby is okay xx

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    Thank you ladies. I didn't even think of an ear infection. I took him to the GP just to be sure and his ears and throat are clear. Maybe his top teeth are cutting through.

    Thanks x


 

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