Ear pain may be the first symptom of an
ear infection, especially if you have moderate to
severe ear pain during or shortly after you have a cold. Other symptoms of an
ear infection may include:
Several different parts of the ear can become infected.
Complications of a middle ear infection can be caused by other serious
If you have symptoms of an ear infection or think that complications
of an ear infection are developing, call your doctor for an evaluation.
January 12, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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