ear infectionEar infection is Illness of middle ear, usually viral but can be bacterial.

Signs include earache, pulling at ear, red ear that feels hot, and a temperature with no interest in food.

They can occur in children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years and can follow a bad cold.

Do not use a cotton bud or anything else to poke at their ear and bring your child to the doctor for advice and treatment.