Although having an earache can be annoying, it’s not usually a sign of any serious health issue. Earaches have a number of causes and many different forms of treatment. Home remedies using natural ingredients may provide some relief. However, there is no scientific evidence for their usefulness compared with over-the-counter medications. If an issue such as an infection is causing the earache, it may be better to look at remedies that target the condition at its source rather than focusing on just the earache symptom.
What is earache?
An earache is represented by a varied level of pain in the inner ear. Earaches are often caused by a bacterial or viral infection, moving into higher altitudes, or wax buildup. Earaches are not usually the cause of serious medical conditions, though they can be very unpleasant and painful. If an earache lasts for longer than 24 hours, it is best to see a doctor. They can check if there is an underlying problem that is causing the pain. Fever, swelling of the ear, weakness in the face muscles, and dizziness can sometimes occur with an earache. These symptoms may need further medical attention. Earaches can often be a
- Kissing disease – the virus can be passed on when young adults start kissing
- Glandular fever – some people use this name because it relates to the effect on the lymph “glands”
- Post-viral fatigue
Symptoms of mono
Mono is a viral infection followed by mid-term tiredness. Across people who get mono, four of the main symptoms are: