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Earache in Adults

The type of ear discomfort can be an important clue to the cause. A feeling of pressure in the ear will often have different causes compared to a steady dull or sharp pain.

Are you feeling pressure in your ear, rather than pain?

Yes, it feels like pressure in my ear.

No, there is more pain than pressure.

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