Perforated (Ruputured) Eardrum : Perforated or ruptured eardrum is a tear or hole in the eardrum. Signs and symptoms of a ruptured eardrum include immediate, intense, or sharp pain in the affected ear, dizziness, hearing changes (tinnitus), hearing loss, and fluid draining from the ear. Causes of a perforated or ruptured eardrum are many, and include infections, trauma, rapid changes in pressure, and blast waves from fireworks, gunshots, or other explosions. Generally a ruptured or perforated eardrum does not need medical care.
Earache (Ear Pain) Earache is pain in the ear. An earache can be caused by infections or fungus. There are types of ear infections to include otitis externa, otitis externa (swimmer's ear), otitis media, and myringitis. Symptoms of an earache include pain in the ear, fever, fluid seeping from the ear, and headache. Treatment of earache depends on the cause.