If you’re currently experiencing pain in either one or both of your ears, it may not mean that an infection is present. Here are some common causes of ear pain.
This will only push the wax further into the canal. Wax buildup can cause pain, itching, discharge, as well as an infection. It’s also possible to temporarily lose your hearing. While you can try to treat the problem from home with an over-the-counter kit, it’s always better to visit your doctor.
When flying, keep gum or hard candy on hand. Yawn or swallow during takeoff and landing. Try to stay awake as the plane descends. Take a deep breath, pinch your nostrils, and then slowly release your grip as you gently blow air out of your nose. If you have a cold, sinus infection, or allergy, try to refrain from air travel and diving.
While Swimmer’s Ear isn’t contagious, try to avoid it at all costs by keeping your ears dry during and after swimming, as well as during and after showering/bathing. If you have Swimmer’s Ear, your doctor will prescribe antibiotic drops to clear up the infection.
Your doctor will prescribe antibiotics and may even include medicine to treat your cold and allergy symptoms. If this is what you suspect is causing your ear pain, see your doctor immediately. If left untreated, this can spread or cause hearing loss.