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Symptom Checker

Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Earache in Adults

The discomfort is likely related to a problem deeper in the ear canal or behind the ear drum. An infection may cause just discomfort or it may make you fell unwell with fever and body aches.

Do you have one or more of the following symptoms?

  • feeling unwell

  • fever

  • nasal congestion or other cold symptoms

  • pain when you tug on your earlobe.

Yes, I have one or more of these symptoms.

No, I don't have these other symptoms.

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