Otitis Media: Symptom and Causes


  • Pulling or scratching at ears
  • Earache
  • Fullness or pressure in the ear
  • Fluid draining from ears
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Problems with hearing 
  • Irritability and vomiting
  • Dizziness and loss of balance
  • Problems with hearing


An ear infection is usually caused by bacteria or viruses that get into the body through the nose and mouth. Respiratory infections, allergies, and air pollutants (such as secondhand cigarette smoke) can also lead to ear infections.

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