One of the most common reasons that parents will call doctors for an after-hours visit for their child is because of symptoms of an ear infection. Ear infections are typically more common in children than they are in adults, and can cause severe discomfort and pain if left untreated for too long.

Symptoms of an ear infection include:

  • Dulled hearing
  • Sharp, burning sensation within the ear
  • Headache
  • High temperature
  • Issues sleeping at night
  • Coughing
  • Runny nose

Ear infections are usually treatable and unlikely to lead to long-term problems. It is important that you seek medical attention if you fear your child may be suffering from ear infection symptoms.

If it is after-hours and you cannot get in touch with your pediatric physician, stop by AFC Marlborough today. We are open 7 days a week with extended hours and require NO appointments!

We are conveniently located at 38 Boston Post Road West in Marlborough, and can be reached at 508-658-0764.