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Very dulll/mild earache following a bad cold. Mostly in morning but today had mild ache all day. Not extremely painful and not all the time.Infected?

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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Earache

The cause of your ear pain is either fluid behind the ear as a result of your recent cold (otitis media with effusion) or an actual ear infection (acute otitis media) -- see your primary care doctor for an exam and to discuss treatment options.

In brief: Earache

The cause of your ear pain is either fluid behind the ear as a result of your recent cold (otitis media with effusion) or an actual ear infection (acute otitis media) -- see your primary care doctor for an exam and to discuss treatment options.
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: See physician

Petsistent ear discomfort may be a sign of otitis media whis is a bacterial infection of fluid behind your ear drum that occurs more frequently after an upper respiratory infection.

In brief: See physician

Petsistent ear discomfort may be a sign of otitis media whis is a bacterial infection of fluid behind your ear drum that occurs more frequently after an upper respiratory infection.
Dr. Neil Giddings
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