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    Default should I be worried?

    my mother in law watch DS for 15 mins while I ran an errand today. when I got back she said he was pulling at his ear.

    He hasn't done it since.. but he looks like hell..
    He has dark circles under his eyes, but those keep comming and going and his doctor says its because of his ezema not sinusis.

    I've taken his temp but he is low if anything...
    he is a little bit more fussy then normal but he is cutting a tooth too...
    What do you think?
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    I wouldnt worry unless he kept doing it. Sometimes kids just like to play with their body parts lol!
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    lol.
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    If he is cutting a tooth, it could irritate his ears and cause him to pull at them. I wouldnt worry

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    watch him and if your really concerned or he is uncomfortable then see the Dr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamarazzi View Post
    If he is cutting a tooth, it could irritate his ears and cause him to pull at them. I wouldnt worry
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    really? I didn't know that teething could effect his ears.
    Thanks for the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMSco View Post
    really? I didn't know that teething could effect his ears.
    Thanks for the help.
    Sometimes the pain/soreness from their gums/jaw shoots up towards their ears. I'd keep an eye out and see if it progresses, especially at night when he puts his head down (usually when ear infections hurt the most). Our DD had one when she was around a year and we had no clue, she showed no signs, even a fever, until she threw up in the middle of the Superstore. The doctor was surprised too and said she likely just had a high pain tolerance
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    the thing that worries me is he looks like hell.

    He looks like anyone would if they were sick.
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    Trust your mommy gut. If he still looks bad in the am and is playing with them then take him to a walk in. I dont think it is emerge/urgent care worthy though unless he takes a huge turn in the night.

    You know him best. Like for me - I know if DS has a fever he is sick and needs to see someone NOW. He has only ever had a fever for a double ear infection, UTI and absessed teeth. I took him to ER for the UTI and they asked his symptoms... 'uhhhh just a fever. But this kid never gets fevers ever'. They rolled their eyes slightly - crazy first time mom right? You know him best, go with your gut.
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    Thanks, You are right.
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    Ear nose and throat are all connected.

    But definitely trust your mommy instinct!

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    thats what I said tothe doctor when he first started getting the black eyes. but he just kept saying it was exzyma.
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    eczema is dry patchy rashy areas on the skin(and side note usually because of a dairy intolerance/allergy), though teething, and being tired are also reasons my dd tugs at her ears and or has circles under her eyes


    trust your gut though, thats important
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    DD seems to pull on hers when she's tired. Seems to be to keep herself awake to play.

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