Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Kim | 2009/10/28

Q.

Ear Infection

My little one is 6 months old and he is having trouble sleeping now - cries in his sleep until I tap him to sleep, this happens every 2-3 hours. During the day he sometimes screams so much and holds his ear, I think he is in pain. I' m not sure if he could be teething since he has all the signs, however he could have an ear infection. Is it serious and should I take him to the doctor or will it pass cause I' ve heard that most babies have ear infections.

Thanks.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It seems that your baby is teething and this is the probable cause of him having trouble sleeping.Apply a teething gel to his gums to relieve the discomfort.

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