If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
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 problems.
If you have symptoms of an ear infection or think that complications of an ear infection are developing, call your doctor for an evaluation.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||January 12, 2012|
Last Revised: January 12, 2012
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