My little tacker has turned into a nightmare sleeper recently, but only at night. He's 9mo and wakes up every few hours. I've been putting it down to teething (poor lad doesn't have any teeth yet but a couple are threatening to break through any minute), or wanting a feed (that he doesn't need - I'm trying to break him of that habit) or crawling around in his cot and bumping his head during his sleep, but now I'm starting to think it might be an ear infection. He doesn't seem to have any other symptoms, other than crying when he lays down at night.
I'll take him to the GP tomorrow, but it's been so long since we've had an ear infection in our household (my DD, who's 3yo, hasn't had one in about two years) that I can't remember how the doctors prefer to treat them. Is he likely to be prescribed antibiotics or just pain relief (ie Auralgan and paracetamol) until it clears up by itself?