Ear pain in a child is often a sign of an ear infection. You should go to the doctor's office if your child is complaining of ear pain or tugging on his or her ears. Other causes of ear pain include having too much cerumen (ear wax) or sticking something into the ear like a small toy.
You should also go to the doctor's office if…
- There is pus or blood draining from the ear.
- Your child cannot hear from one side.
- You think your child might have put something into his or her ear.