Why does your ears hurt ? Most common causes are :
- Your ear makes and naturally gets rid of ear wax. When this process doesn't work well, ear wax can built up inside the ear canal causing pain.
- Doctors call this an IMPACTED WAX.
2. Air pressure
- Most of the time your ear does a good job of keeping air pressure equal on both sides of the ear drum. That little popping sound when you swallow or yawn is part of it.
- Quick changes in air pressure like going up an elevator, flying or diving can throw your ears off balance causing ear pain.
- Doctors call this an EUSTACHIAN TUBE DYSFUNCTION.
3. Swimmer's ear
- If your ear hurts when you pull your ear you most likely have an outer ear infection.
- Sometimes water gets trapped inside the ear canal causing germs to breed (viral/bacteria/fungus).
- Doctors call this ACUTE OTITIS EXTERNA.
4. Middle ear infection
- Nose allergies, cold or a sinus infection can block the eustachian tube which is a tube that connects your nose to the middle ear.
- Fluid then builds up inside the middle ear and get infected.
- This is especially common in children.
- Doctors call this ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA.
- You may feel pain in your ears even when the source of pain is elsewhere and that is because nerves on your face and neck passes close to your ear.
- You can get ear pain if you have things like a sore throat, toothache or a jaw problem.
- Doctors call this as a REFERRED EAR PAIN.
If you have ear pain that doesn't go away within a few days of home treatment, you can use bebird otoscope do a check your ears, and then visit your nearest doctor right away !