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Pulling at ears

Pulling at ears is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of pulling at ears are otitis media, common cold, and acute otitis media. Other possible causes, such as contact dermatitis, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with pulling at ears, 82% report having fever, 73% report having cough, and 69% report having nasal congestion.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with pulling at ears often receive other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), influenzavirus antibody assay, nebulizer therapy, ophthalmic examination and evaluation, other therapeutic ear procedures and diagnostic procedures on ear .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with pulling at ears include amoxicillin, cefdinir, carbinoxamine / pseudoephedrine, ofloxacin, brompheniramine / phenylephrine, cefprozil, brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / pseudoephedrine, carbinoxamine / dextromethorphan / pseudoephedrine, benzocaine topical, erythromycin / sulfisoxazole, antipyrine / benzocaine, brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine and cefixime (suprax) .

Amoxicillin
$6
(7 days)
Cefdinir
$37
(7 days)
Ofloxacin
$19
(14 days)
Cefprozil
$48
(7 days)
Benzocaine Topical

Cefixime (Suprax)
$97
(7 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for pulling at ears include age 1-4 years age < 1 years. On the other hand, age 30-44 years, age 75+ years, age 60-74 years, age 15-29 years, and age 45-59 years almost never get pulling at ears.

Age

< 1 years
12.6x
1-4 years
9.1x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
0.0x
30-44 years
0.0x
45-59 years
0.0x
60-74 years
0.0x
75+ years
0.0x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.4x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
0.8x
Other
0.7x
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