Do you or your child have ear pain or ear infection symptoms?
Earaches and infections occur most commonly in children five years old and younger but can arise at any age. The primary earache symptom is dull, throbbing, burning or sharp pain, which can affect one or both ears. Hearing might be affected by the infection. The severity of the pain can vary depending on the underlying cause. Since ear pain occurs most often in young children, they may not always be able to express how they are feeling.
Other ear infection symptoms in adults and children to look for include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Drainage of the ear
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of balance
- Touching or tugging at the ear
If you or your child are experiencing these symptoms, don’t suffer. Most underlying causes of ear pain can be treated. However, getting proper treatment to prevent any long-term damage to the ear is essential. Visit one of our urgent care centers for immediate evaluation and ear infection treatment.