What are Earaches

by Vanya Sharma last updated -

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Earaches are a common problem especially seen in children. They can have various causes and some really simple symptoms which may often go unnoticed. Let’s take a look at them in detail below.


In America, children below the age of 4 years often suffer from ear infections, which may manifest into severe earaches. The enlargement of adenoid, which is the lymphatic tissue present between your nose and throat, is what causes pain in the ears.

If the pain is too intense, you can opt for some sort of medication, but in comparatively less severe cases, home remedies do quite well.


There are a few common symptoms of an earache. They include the following:

  • Ear pain
  • Fever
  • Fussiness
  • Increased crying in babies
  • Irritability


There can be various causes of an earache. Let us take a look at them below.

  • Allergies or irritation
  • Changes in air pressure while taking off or landing in a flight
  • An object in the ear
  • An injury
  • A build-up of ear wax
  • Loud noises
  • Referred pain from a throat infection
  • Problems with the jaw
  • Dental problems, such as an abscess
  • Water getting trapped inside the ear while swimming or bathing

If your earache doesn’t seem to go away on its own, it is recommended you see a doctor.

There are many treatment options for earaches, and they may vary basis the cause behind your earache.

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Vanya Sharma handles the medical expert collaboration for Organic Facts. A writer at heart, she joined the website while she was still pursuing her English Literature degree from IGNOU, Delhi, India. She is also responsible for the website’s monthly newsletter and website content and contributes to Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube regularly. Currently pursuing an e-course offered by Stanford University, ‘Introduction to Food and Health’, she aims to bring unbiased and helpful information to all those seeking to make their health and lifestyle a priority.  

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