KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo | News

What's Going Around - Ear Infections

By: Stacia Naquin Email
By: Stacia Naquin Email

We hear about ear infections all the time.

But sometimes they can present with different symptoms, so you may not realize that’s what’s happening with your child. If an ear infection is not diagnosed properly, it can lead to serious complications.

We’re hearing about an increased number of ear infections showing up in EmergiCare offices across Colorado Springs. Take a look at the symptoms and see if any of these apply to your child: decreased hearing, sore throat, dizziness, fussiness and difficulty sleeping. Common symptoms of ear infections also include vomiting, diarrhea and fever. You might also notice your child tugging at his/her ear.

Since the symptoms can be so varied, the best advice is to be seen by a doctor. That’s especially the case if the symptoms last longer than a day. If left untreated, ear infections can lead to permanently decreased hearing, speech or developmental delays and the spread of infection to nearby tissue, which includes bone and the brain.

But it may only take antibiotics to clear up what’s going on. The doctor will be able to decide what’s best for your child.

For more information from Colorado Springs Health Partners and EmergiCare, click on the links below:


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 186024021