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My 8 month baby keeps screaming and crying as if in pain.

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My 8 month baby keeps screaming and crying as if in pain. His temperature is normal I’m wondering if it could be constipation or an ear infection
Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the ear issue? Have you had any colds or flus recently?
Customer: He has always rubbed and pulled at his ears, I thought it was a sign of teething so hard to tell. He had gastroenteritis a couple months back and has had sickness episodes since but this screaming happened Friday and today but no sick
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Customer: Not that I can think of
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I understand your concern and I am sorry for his symptoms.

There could be 2 possibilities here -
1. Acute otitis media or serous otitis media... middle ear infection.

2. Gas in the tummy which can intermittently cause such screaming episodes (due to intestinal distension).

3. Nasal congestion.

I suggest you discuss these possibilities with his primary care physician or pediatrician.

He will require an otoscopic examination.

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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Would you suggest we see a clinician at A&E this evening or should we see our GP during the week and is there something we could do at home in the meantime such as Calpol?
You can give calpol to reduce the pain for the moment.
But he needs evaluation to find out the actual cause.
Meanwhile for nasal congestion (if there's any) you can use saline nasal drops please.
But I can assure you it's not an emergency please as he's having it only intermittently.
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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Thank you very much for your advice

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Kind regards - Dr Sumanth Amperayani