Why do I end up getting an ear infection everytime I catch a cold?

Maybe you don't. You may not always have an ear infection. You may just have clogged eustachian tubes, which makes you feel like your ears are infected. This is common with colds, and can often be treated with decongestants.

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How common is an ear infection with the common cold?

It depends. It really depends on many factors. It is more common in children because of the anatomic "immaturity" of the eustachian tube... More flat vs vertical and less likely to open when swallowing. Further, in children the adenoid promotes bacterial growth that can propagate an ear infection via the eustachian tube. Read more...
Ear infection & cold. Ear infections can happen with the cold quite frequently. Most of the time it resolves quickly and does not need additional treatment. However at times the fluid builds up in the middle ear and needs further treatment. Read more...

Is the common cold in children something that should be followed by an ear examination to rule out an ear infection?

No. Unless there seems to be hearing loss, or other problems following the cold, a routine examination is not necessary following a common cold. Read more...
No. The presence of a little fluid in the middle ear following a cold is common, but does not require evaluation or treatment. If pain, fever or other issues arise during or after the cold, it would be worth a visit. Read more...

Tinnitus/plugged right ear after a common cold/ear infection. Used ear drops to help with pain. Now I cant pop my one ear and its ringinh. Ideas?

Ear infection. Ear infection is effected sinus not draining and generally relieved with antihistamine and or sudaphed. Read more...
You should see DR. Please visit your Dr. immediately; It occured because your Eustachian tube is obstructed either by an allergy, an infection, a virus or sometimes a change in shape or function. Often this will follow a cold or throat infection, but can also occur in isolation. those are the most common • Painful pressure • Hearing reduced, • TinnitusFever and discharge from the ear. Throat pain. Read more...