Earache (Ear Pain) Symptoms
Ear pain can be caused by conditions within the ear, the ear canal, or it may affect visible portions of the ear. Infections of the ear include infections of the middle ear (otitis media), outer ear (swimmer’s ear or otitis externa). An earache also can be caused by pain and inflammation of the outer portion of the ear.
Some people may experience the following related symptoms and signs with earache:
- Jaw pain
- Nasal congestion
External otitis or “swimmer’s ear” is an infection of the skin covering the outer ear and ear canal.