Pain from ear infections: What to watch for in children and adults

physician looking at little girl's ear infection.

For parents, nothing is more heartbreaking than to see their child in pain, and pain from ear infections is something many kids will, unfortunately, have to go through at some point. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), five out of six children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday.

While anyone can get an ear infection, children get them much more often than adults. Ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their children to the doctor.

Read on to learn about the different types of ear infections that can strike both children and adults, what signs to look for that indicate you or your child might have pain from an ear infection, and when to go for help.

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How to reduce your child’s fever and when to seek medical attention

Mom uses a thermometer to measure her child's fever


When our children are healthy and feeling well, their bodies can regulate their temperature and keep it in a safe range. When something is wrong or they’re sick, their body’s temperature can rise. If your child’s fever seems too high, it is understandable if you start worrying.

In this blog article, we’ll discuss the signs and symptoms of fever, how to reduce your child’s fever at home, and when a fever might require a visit to the doctor.

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Symptoms of anxiety in children

Anxious Child

Like adults, many children experience anxiety. Unlike adults, symptoms of anxiety in children can be displayed as anger and irritability, in addition to fear and worry. Understanding the symptoms of anxiety in children can make all the difference in helping your child. 

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How to feed a picky eater

Lunchtime can be a challenge when your child is a picky eater

Spend any amount of time around strong-willed children, and you’ll quickly discover just how common it is for kids to be finicky about something.

Some forms of fussy behavior are easier to ignore than others. Though it might be annoying, you can generally make it work if your daughter insists on wearing princess dresses every day, or your son says he will only brush his teeth using a red toothbrush.

But, unfortunately, other hard-to-please behaviors that sometimes pop up as a phase of child development, like choosiness when it’s time to eat, can be intimidating and harder to deal with. But don’t give up. You are not alone, and a different outcome at mealtime is possible.

Keep reading to learn how to avoid mealtime battles and raise kids who aren’t afraid of food (and might even be willing try new, healthy things).

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