Can you have an ear infection without pain?

Yes. To have pain with an ear infection the infected material must build up pressure on the ear drum causing it to stretch or cause direct irritation to the drum itself. Some kids or adults will have an infection that doesn't do either.

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Can you have swimmer's ear infection without ear pain and without a fever.?

Not totally. You seldom have fever with swimmers ear. One of the diagnostic features is pain on movement of the ear lobe. There may be no pain at rest. However, if no pain with movement I would consider the label of swimmers ear in doubt if not just wrong. Read more...

Is it possible you can have a ear infection without pain or drainage my doctor says I have a ear infection but I don't have fever or pain or drainage?

Yes. To have pain there must be some sort of pressure stretching the ear drum. (in or out) To have drainage you either have a hole in the eardrum with pus or debris draining or an inflamed canal draining. Fever may not be present if your body walls off the process. However, you can have an otitis with fluid that does not require antibiotics.These can be monitored without treatment. Read more...
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