Earache is a common
occurrence in childhood and may have a number of causes. Infected
fluid may accumulate behind the eardrum, or external ear canal may
become infected. Children may also complain of ear pain when
teething or with sore throats.
Middle Ear Infection
External Ear Infection
Ear pain may also
be caused by middle ear pressure with or without fluid, dental
problems, local skin conditions and foreign bodies in the ear canal.
In general, ear pain that is severe, persistent, or associated with
a cold, fever, or other signs of illness may be serious and does
require a physician’s examination.