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Symptoms of an Ear Infection

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Otitis media is the most common cause of earaches. It is most often associated with children and infants; however, it isn’t uncommon for adults to experience this as well.

This infection, which occurs in the middle ear, is also associated with the common cold, the flu, and other respiratory infections.

If you feel as if you or your child has an ear infection, here are some symptoms to confirm.

In Adults:

  1. Sharp, sudden pain or dull, continuous pain
  2. Sharp stabbing pain, followed by warm drainage from the canal
  3. Sense of fullness in the ear
  4. Nausea
  5. Muffled hearing
  6. Drainage

In Children:

  1. The urge to tug on the ear
  2. Lack of sleep
  3. Fever
  4. Moodiness and restlessness
  5. Drainage
  6. Loss of appetite
  7. Crying while lying down

If you or your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, call us immediately and we will help you get an appointment and help you receive the care you need.