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Ear Infection

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Updated April 15, 2009

Definition: Occurs when germs become trapped inside the middle ear. Symptoms can include pain that gets worse at night, irritability, decreased appetite, fever and dizziness. Infants are more likely to have irritability and poor eating rather than more specific symptoms such as ear pain.
Also Known As: Otitis Media

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