Home > ENT-ear,nose and throat > Ear Infections Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Aug 27, 2009 by ChildrensHospitalSTL, Views: 5123 Ear infections are common in kids. Middle ear infections commonly occur when the eustacian tube is not working correctly which causes fluid build up in the ear. The symptoms of a middle ear infection are tugging on the ear, drainage from the ear, fever, ear pain, and difficulty sleeping. Sometimes these infections require antibiotics.