Earache Information

Ear is one of the five sensory organs in our body. The structure of the ear is such that it can be divided into three types - outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. When there is any inflammation in the middle ear or the outer ear, earache is bound to occur. Common among adults and children, earache usually occurs due to cold and is most common in winters and spring months. It can either be a mild pain or a severe one that even results in hearing loss. Though there are many reasons of earache, infection in the outer or middle ear is the most common one. In the following lines, we have provided some of the causes and symptoms of earache.

Causes Of Earache
  •     Otitis externa
  •     Otitis media
  •     Ear infection
  •     Ear disease
  •     Nose, mouth, or throat infection
  •     Injury to jaw bones
  •     Arthritis of the jaw
  •     An insect in the ear
  •     Fungus growth in the ear
  •     Wax buildup in the ear
  •     Cold
  •     Sinus infection
  •     Poor sleeping
  •     Blockage in the ear tube
  •     Damage to the eardrum

Symptoms Of Earache
  •     Itching
  •     Excessive pain
  •     Fever
  •     Diarrhea
  •     Difficulty in eating
  •     Irritability
  •     Hearing loss
  •     Ringing or buzzing sound in the ear
  •     Blocked or full sensation in the ear
  •     Swelling of the ear
  •     Thick drainage from the ear

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