How do you know if you have an ear infection?
Several factors can lead to an ear infection; however, one of the most common causes is fluid trapped behind the eardrum, which causes the eardrum to bulge. In children, signs of an ear infection usually includes tugging on the ear lobe, pain, discomfort, excessive crying, fever, loss of appetite and drainage. Your child may also experience loss of balance.
Adults typically experience pain, drainage and trouble hearing.