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How can I stop my son from pulling his ear?

My son is teething and pulling at his ear pretty badly. I hear that's a side effect. He's been pulling it so hard that it started to bleed today. I'm not sure what to do. Any ideas?

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aboutmattlaw

Asked by aboutmattlaw at 10:15 PM on Oct. 2, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • are you sure he doesn't have an ear infection or plugged ears from the teething? call the doc!
    strawberryLVR

    Answer by strawberryLVR at 10:20 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • I haven't ever heard of that being a side effect. I would take him to the doctor to get checked for an ear infection. Teething can give them colds, which if they get really stuffy they can get an ear infection if it doesn't drain out.
    JamieLK

    Answer by JamieLK at 10:23 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • I agree with teething usually comes ear infection. Take him to the doctor and get some medicine he will stop once the fluid drains
    Claudiomom

    Answer by Claudiomom at 10:24 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Hmmm, interesting advice. Thanks! We're headed to the doctor tomorrow, actually, so this is all good!
    aboutmattlaw

    Comment by aboutmattlaw (original poster) at 10:25 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • I would also call the doc b/c it sounds like an ear infection. But my daughter also to this day stratches her ears so bad they bleed when she's tired, ever notice if maybe he's just maybe sleepy? I would take him to the doc no matter what though!
    Trishy7

    Answer by Trishy7 at 10:28 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Sounds like an ear infection. Good Luck mama! I hope he feels better soon!

    mama_l

    Answer by mama_l at 10:39 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • sounds like a ear infection to me my son has had chronic infections since 4months and thats a big sighn for him id have your little one checked out. good luck.
    Jaxsmommy09

    Answer by Jaxsmommy09 at 11:19 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Sounds like and ear infection to me! Have him checked!
    Darla47

    Answer by Darla47 at 11:21 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Yup, I'd get him to see your doctor! If he's pulling on it, and it's bleeding, it might be an ear infection.
    Eviesmommy

    Answer by Eviesmommy at 11:42 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

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