Child earache can be the result of congestion, cold and flu. The most common type of earache in children is when the middle ear becomes inflamed. Although earache in children can be common and not serious, if it’s not treated it can turn into a condition called ‘glue ear’. This is where the middle ear fills with sticky fluid and your child finds it hard to hear.

What causes child earache?

Earache is normally caused by a viral infection, which may result in a temporary reduction in hearing. In extreme cases there are other causes for hearing loss in children, including genetic problems, problems from birth or head injury. If you’re worried about your child’s hearing, please speak to your doctor. Children normally get it up to the age of 8. The main symptoms include;

  • Pain and fever
  • Irritability
  • Pointing or pulling at an ear
  • Hearing loss
  • Discharge from the ear

What should you do if you suspect earache?

Nurofen for Children’s range of products targets the source of discomfort and helps ease pain quickly. What’s more, if your child is running a temperature, it can help bring down a fever.

If your child has a serious case of glue ear, she might eventually need to go to hospital to have the fluid drained away. You should consult your doctor who might prescribe antibiotics.

Nurofen for Children products for child pain and fever relief:

Do not use if you have a stomach ulcer.

Always read the label. Use only as directed. Incorrect use could be harmful.
If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. Do not give to babies under 3 months. Seek medical advice for children less than 1 year.

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