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Pulling at one ear

kristagkristag
posted 8 years 4 months ago
Sophie has, in the last 3 or 4 days, started pulling at her right ear. She kind of folds it in half and pulls it. She doesn't do it much but I immediately wondered if it's an ear infection? However, she has no other symptoms. She's eating well, sleeping well, playing, etc. She doesn't cry if I touch her ear and she has no excessive wax (she does have slightly waxy ears both sides though anyway).

I've heard it could be the start of an ear infection (wouldn't I see some other symptoms?) or just a new thing she's found. She's not constantly touching it or playing with it, it's just something I notice she does during the day once or twice.

Anyone else had this around 6 months?

I am wondering whether to just get it checked at the docs (although I hate wasting their time if it's all fine) as we're flying next week and I know that you can't fly with an ear infection!


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AlexAlex Moderator
posted 8 years 4 months ago
Could be the start of an infection, pulling on an ear is a big signal. It might also be a teething thing.

Get it checked out-better safe than sorry Hug

SamuelSamuel
posted 8 years 4 months ago
Have a feel of her gums, she could be teething, likely to be an ear infection though so get her checked out.

LucyLucy
posted 8 years 4 months ago
shes probably teething, it may be causing a bit of earrache, check her ears with the doc, she might need a little painkiller, perhaps some calpol

LucyLucy
posted 8 years 4 months ago
shes probably teething, it may be causing a bit of earrache, check her ears with the doc, she might need a little painkiller, perhaps some calpol

kristagkristag
posted 8 years 4 months ago
Her first tooth has popped through this morning Clapping Clapping

I took her to the doc, ears are fine. He thinks it's either the teething or her new toy! Crazy

She's had no upset with this tooth. Let's hope the rest are as easy Thumbs Up

SummerSummer
posted 8 years 4 months ago
Hope the others will be easy too!! Happy

angelsmomangelsmom
posted 8 years 4 months ago
could it be a comforting thing for when shes sleepy. hayden pulls his hair. my mams friends daughter used to play with other peoples ears when she was tierd.

babywoobabywoo
posted 8 years 4 months ago
my girl does this when teething.

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