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Infants’ & Children’s Ear Infections: What to Know

What is an ear infection?

What is an ear infection?

Ear infections are bacterial or viral infections inside the ear that cause swelling and pain. Ear infections in children often start with a cold or other illness which can then lead to redness, pressure, and fluid build-up in your child’s middle ear (behind the eardrum). Ear infections can be very painful for your little one and sometimes cause fevers with temperatures up to 104 °F. While your pediatrician may prescribe antibiotics, they won't relieve ear pain for the first 24 hours. In the meantime, you may want to provide relief with an over-the-counter pain reliever like Children’s TYLENOL® or Infants’ TYLENOL®.

Infants’ TYLENOL® is indicated for little ones ages 2-3. Children’s TYLENOL® is indicated for kids ages 2-11. Consult your pediatrician regarding dosing questions for infants under the age of 2.

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