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What are symptoms of an ear infection in adults?

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The symptoms of an ear infection in adults include:

  • An earache (either a sharp, sudden pain or a dull, continuous pain)
  • A sharp stabbing pain with immediate warm drainage from the ear canal
  • A feeling of fullness in the ear
  • Nausea
  • Muffled hearing
  • Ear drainage

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



Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

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



Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

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