Earaches in children are common. They can be caused by fluid behind the eardrum, an infection in the middle part of the ear, or an infection in the ear canal (also known as swimmer's ear). Kids under 5 years old are at risk for ear infections, especially after upper respiratory infections.
Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: April 2014
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