Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

Check out the latest Ask Dr Pam Q&A and posts by topic below as well as her health and wellness posts.

Ask Dr Pam   

What are signs that my child has an ear infection?


Some signs to watch for that may indicate your infant has an ear infection include:

  • tugging/pulling on the problem ear
  • fussing or crying for no apparent reason
  • a fever, and/or
  • slight hearing loss (this is due to the fluid build-up behind the ear drum and will most likely be temporary) which may look like:
    • not responding to soft sounds, appear to be inattentive, turning head to unaffected side, and/or
    • if they can talk it’s in a louder voice then normal.

If your child shows signs of an ear infection, please consult a Naturopathic physician or a healthcare provider.

For more about ear infections, check out this post and other responses to the question: I hate seeing my little girl in such discomfort when she has an ear infection, is there anything I can do at home to help her out?