Earaches can affect children more frequently than adults because their Eustachian tubes aren’t long enough to drain fluid yet. Earaches can also be accompanied by a sore throat, stuffy nose, and fever.
There are two types of common ear infections, Otitis Media and Otitis Externa, also called “Swimmer’s Ear.”
A bacteria or a virus can cause earaches.
If your doctor suspects it is bacterial, an antibiotic will be prescribed. Motrin and Tylenol can help with pain relief. A heating pad placed on the ear can also bring relief.
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