2 year 8 month old daughter with possible ASD screams when I touch her ears. Any ideas why?

Jenny - posted on 07/27/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter just screams when we touch her ears, even in her sleep! Why could this be happening? She enjoys playing with us generally including roughhousing, tickling and stuff, but just recently I noticed her being extremely sensitive about her ears. Could it be an ear infection. She just recovered from a cold. And lately shes been flinging her pacifier away just before falling asleep. Any clues- please?

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Nikki - posted on 01/27/2013

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Hi Katherine,
Just searched this question on the internet as my daughter is having the same ear troubles and its not an infection as i went to the Dr's last week and he couldn't find anything but she still screams when i touch or she accidentally knock's one of her ears?

Tracy - posted on 08/01/2011

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Get a therapist to do craniosacral therapy. Go to upledger institute on the web to see what it is and amazing results. I've been doing this since my son was 6 mths old as well as reiki.

Amanda - posted on 07/28/2011

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If it has only been the last two days you have noticed this and she has recently been sick, I would venture toward an ear infection too. I would definitely get it checked out just in case. Good luck!

Tina - posted on 07/28/2011

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Physical ear only sensitivity would probably not be a sign of AU. As a mom of a 3 yr old and 1 one the way, while also being a teacher for students with AU. I can say NEVER if she is AU make it an excuse, treat and expect her to play, act, behave and be as normal as she can. Early intervention is the only way to go and read anything by Temple Grandin.I agree with Kathrine it sounds like an ear infection.

Jenny - posted on 07/27/2011

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Hi Katherine, Shes been diagnosed recently- though we are looking for second opinions and more thorough evaluations. But we have noticed this ear sensitivity just in past 2 days.

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