Causes Of Pain In The Ears Of A Child Aged 7 Months When Held?
I asked, my child is 7 months old, about 4 weeks ago my child fell from the bed, the position fell to the left, now hold the ears always crying. r nThat’s why?
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Babies are still not able to communicate their complaints well, that's why it is important for us to be able to understand the other signs that they show so we can guess what abnormalities they really feel. When he cries when his ear is touched, it means he feels discomfort or pain in his ear. This pain can arise because:
Injury to the cartilage of the ear due to impact
Outer ear infection
The presence of a foreign object in the ear
Ear wax obstruction
Inflammation of the related organs
Another, lesser, but possible, possibility is for your child to "remember" the pain in his ear and associate it with touching the ear. So that every time his ear was touched, he felt that his ear would be hurt and he cried out of fear. To find out this, try to hold your child's ear when he sleeps. If while sleeping soundly he can wake up when held by his ear, it means that his ear is very painful for some reason. But if he stays asleep, then it's probably just the association of pain he associates with holding his ear.
All these possibilities need further examination to be able to find out the cause, therefore our advice if you see any abnormalities in your child's ears, such as asymmetry, redness, discharge or the like, check with an ENT doctor for further tests.
In the meantime, keep a close eye on your child, keep it overall clean, don't try to put anything in the ear, be it fingers, cotton buds or anything else without a doctor's advice, and if you are in doubt, just go to an ENT doctor. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa