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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.”

  • Otitis Media is inflammation of the middle ear.
  • Otitis Externa is an inflammation of the external auditory canal, the auricle, or both.


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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