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Is it normal to have cold symptoms along with an earache?

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If you or your child has a sore throat, stuffy nose, or fever along with an earache, those are signs of a possible infection. Call your doctor to find out for sure what�s going on.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Risk Factors,” “Causes,” “Diagnosis,” “Treatments,” “Reye’s syndrome,” “Antibiotic Therapy.”

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: “Ear Tubes.”
Academy of American Family Physicians.
Merck.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Myringotomy.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Eustachian Tube Dysfunction.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 12, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Risk Factors,” “Causes,” “Diagnosis,” “Treatments,” “Reye’s syndrome,” “Antibiotic Therapy.”

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: “Ear Tubes.”
Academy of American Family Physicians.
Merck.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Myringotomy.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Eustachian Tube Dysfunction.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 12, 2020

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