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Earache in Adults

You probably have an ear infection called otitis media. This type of ear infection is often associated with nasal congestion, diminished hearing, feeling unwell, and fever.

With infections of the ear canal, also called swimmer's ear, gently tugging on the ear lobe causes pain, but nasal congestion and cold symptoms are less likely to occur.

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