7 mth old rubbing his ear

Jillian - posted on 03/15/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Has anyone's baby started rubbing their ear and you can't figure out why? My son started doing this a week ago...he has a cold so I thought he had an ear infection. But the pediatrician said he doesn't....any other ideas? It's just his right ear that he rubs and he doesn't act like he's in pain or anything.

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Bridget - posted on 03/15/2010

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Hi Jillian, my little one does this also when he has a cold - could just be the fluid moving around behind their ears and throat. He has started doing it though when he is teething - he only rubs his left ear and usually has a red cheek with it also. If he doesn't have an ear infection or isn't teething it could just be a habit he is doing for the moment, hopefully it will stop soon!

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