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Old 03-04-2013, 04:03 AM   #1
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2 year old grabbing head in pain

All weekend, my 2 yo DS would randomly, a couple times a day, grab the left side of his head above his ear. He would cry and sometimes scream in pain. It's always the same spot. At first, I thought it was an attention getting thing. He's been crying more since new baby arrived 2 wks ago. He also had a 101.6 fever last night. Thoughts?

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That was a thought I had, but he's not grabbing his ear. He's grabbing his head, above and slightly back.
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I don't know, but my ds (2) has been running a similar fever and grabbing his forehead in tears. His nose is stuffy, too, so I imagine its sinus related. I'm giving him Ibuprofen and that helps him. I'm sick, too.
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Yep, sinus infection headache... We all have it too and the headache had me in tears.
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I vote ear infection- even if he's not pulling the ear itself- pain doesn't necessarily have to be there- it can radiate to a nearby location.
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No fever this morning.
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I would bring him into the doctor to be sure it is nothing. Could be an ear infection.
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I vote ear infection- even if he's not pulling the ear itself- pain doesn't necessarily have to be there- it can radiate to a nearby location.
This. And when they are that little and it hurts a lot it's hard to tell exactly where.
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Re: 2 year old grabbing head in pain

you do not have to have a fever to have an ear infection and if its deep, pain may be felt behind the ear. I would bring the child in (and I am not one to go to Dr's) I would also possibly get a adjustment from a chiro incase there is a pinched nerve causing pain in the head. I get that pain often and its from a nerve stuck in my neck.
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