Luckily I'd made an appointment with The Little Madam's GP already. (I'd put in a claim with the travel insurance company because of our prematurely-ended holiday back in June you see, and needed the GP to fill out a medical certificate.)
I mentioned that TLM had had a rough night last night, and even though she didn't have a temperature, I asked if she could check her ears.
And guess what? Make Tea Not War and charlotte were right in their comments to my last post - TLM has an infection in her left ear.
Unlike some, I feel little compunction from the use of antibiotics - as long as it's being used to treat a bacterial infection, of course. So TLM received a squirt of antibiotics late this afternoon (as well as Pamol for the pain at bedtime) and hopefully she'll start feeling and sleeping better tonight.
Not that I actually wanted TLM to have an ear infection, but I was so relieved to know the source of her screams.
Fingers crossed for tonight.