Are you feeling pain or fullness in your ears for some time? Not sure if it is serious enough for you to seek a doctor yet? It is sometimes difficult to diagnose the symptoms of ear infection. Infections mostly occur in the middle and inner ear and accordingly their symptoms may differ.
Today, we will list out some most common signs of ear infection.
1. Pain Or Discomfort In The Ears
Mild pain or discomfort inside the ear that can either stay persistent or happen from time to time.
2. Fullness In-Ear
Having a feeling that the ears are filled with some fluid that causes irritation or blockage
3. Hearing Loss
Reduced ability to hear properly is a warning sign of severe ear conditions, that requires immediate medical attention.
4. Persistent Pressure In The Ear
Having constant pressure inside the ear, (like you experience during a flight) that may or may not cause pain.
5. Pus Drainage From The Ears
Having fluid discharge from the ears that may or may not contain residue of blood. It may also be accompanied by swelling and redness in the ears.
6. Bulging Of The Ear Drum
Puffed up eardrums must be addressed at the earliest as it may indicate severe infection. It may also imply having ear perforation or collapse.
7. Dizziness Or Spinning Sensation
Feeling dizzy or experiencing vertigo without any other probable cause such as traveling in a hilly region etc.
8. Loss Of Balance
Having imbalanced while standing up and walking, without reasons such as dizziness or weakness.
9. Ringing In Ears
Hearing a ringing sound in the ears that might either be persistent or periodic.
10. Nausea and Vomiting
Feeling nauseated or throwing up without any other relevant cause that keeps on happening again and again.
11. Irritation And Fuzziness In Young Children
In case the young children are having an ear infection, you can see them crying, fuzzing and touching their ears again and again.
Please take note that these symptoms might affect either one or both ears. Ear infections are quite easy to treat with over-the-counter medicines and ear drops. But, if left untreated, it can lead to severe complications in the future like loss of hearing. So, in case you come across any of these above-mentioned symptoms for more than 1-2 weeks, it is best to get it checked from an ENT specialist. Visit us to know more about it.