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Otitis media is an ear infection behind the eardrum (middle ear). In most cases, ear infections occur in children who have had a cold. Your child can not get an ear infection from another child, but you can catch the cold that caused the child’s ear infection. About two thirds of children have an ear infection before their second birthday.
A number of different viruses and bacteria are the cause of otitis media. There are several reasons why infants and preschool children are more prone to infections, such as anatomy of the tubes that connect the back of the throat to the middle ear and the immune system still under development.
Your child may have an ear infection if:
- She complains of ear pain
- Complains that it can hear well
- Has a fever over 100 º F
- fluid leak from the ears
- Pull the earlobe
- Crying while eating