Symptoms of Ear Infection
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:
- Swelling, heat, or tenderness around or behind the ear.
- Redness of the ear, ear canal, or skin around or behind the ear.
- Drainage from the ear that does not look like earwax.
- Itching of the ear or ear canal.