Earaches in children are very common: three out of four kids will have at least one ear infection before the age of 3*. If your child has severe pain, fever, or an earache for the first time you should contact your pediatrician. Though knowing the symptoms can help give you the information you need to help your child feel better before they go in to see the pediatrician.
What to look for:
- Pulling at one or both of ears
- Irritability or excessive crying
- Trouble sleeping or waking up during the night
- Fluid draining from the ear
- Unusual trouble balancing or clumsiness
- Trouble hearing
Here’s what to do next
We know how difficult recurring earaches can be. With more and more doctors recommending a “wait and see” approach to ear aches instead of prescribing antibiotics first we are thrilled to offer parents this safe, gentle, medicine-free way to relieve painful earaches.
SoothEar is a medicine free lollipop designed to relieve earache pain. The patented shape of SoothEar is designed using biomechanics to help clear fluid from inside your child’s ear. Here’s how it works: As they suck, the suction loosens mucus and clears fluid buildup in the middle ear where the infection lives. That means the pressure that’s causing the pain is relieved and they feel a whole lot better.
Though SoothEar is great for the common earache or when waiting to see the pediatrician, more advanced infections need specialized attention. Contact your pediatrician right away if any of these symptoms are present with your child:
- A fever higher than 101° or 102° F
- Discharge of blood or pus from the ears
- Serve pain
- Symptoms that persist or worsen after more than a few days
- Changes in wakefulness or alertness
- Redness behind the ear