Ear pain can be an indication of a number of possible conditions. The following list of symptoms will help to narrow down the cause.

  • Fever higher than 37.8 degrees Celsius
  • Ear ache
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fluid in the ear
Likely Cause:    Ear Infection
  • Irritability
  • Drooling
  • Crying while feeding
  • Red gums
  • Sensitive gums
  • Biting
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Runny nose
  • Loose stool
Likely Cause:    Teething
  • Odor coming from the ear
  • Bleeding from the ear
  • Hearing loss
  • Ear pain
  • Irritable and rubs ear
Likely Cause:    Object lodged in ear
  • Ear pain, itching, and tenderness
  • Ear feels full
  • Pain increases when chewing
  • Pain increases if you tug gently on the ear
  • Temporary loss of hearing
  • A discharge from the ear that is yellow, watery, or smelly
  • Swelling in ear or the glands in neck
  • Scaly or red skin at the outer ear canal
Likely Cause:    Swimmer's ear (otitis externa)
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Irritable
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low-grade fever
  • Earache
Likely Cause: Cold
  • Pain in ears
  • Irritable and fussy when riding in a vehicle or an airplane
  • Crying and pulling on ears
Likely Cause: Pressure Changes
  • Pain in ears
  • Irritable and fussy
  • Crying and pulling on ear
  • Drainage from the ear
  • Hearing loss
Likely Cause: Ruptured Ear Drum
  • Injury to ear or head
  • Trauma to ear canal
  • Ear pain
  • Fussiness, crying, or pulling at ear
  • Drainage from ear
  • Ringing sound in ear
  • Hearing loss
Likely Cause: Trauma to ear 



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