What is an Earache?

Earaches are most common in children, although they can also affect adults. An earache can affect one or both ears, although it usually affects only one of them. The pain might be subtle, severe, or scorching, and it could be continual or intermittent.


If you have an ear infection, you may have a fever and temporary hearing loss. Ear infections in young children cause them to be fussy and irritable. They may also pull on their ears or massage them.

Earache Symptoms

Earaches are caused by ear infections or injuries. Adults may have the following symptoms:

  1. Ear Pain
  2. Fluid Drainage from Ear
  3. Obstructs Hearing


Additional Signs and Symptoms in Children include:

  1. Sleeping problems
  2. Appetite loss.
  3. Headache
  4. Loss of balance
  5. Ear ache
  6. Hearing loss or difficulties reacting to noises
  7. Fever
  8. In the ear, there is a sensation of fullness.
  9. Pulling or tugging on the earlobe
  10. More crying or irritability than normal