Otalgia or an
earache is ear pain.
Otalgia is not
always associated with ear disease. It may be caused by several
other conditions, such as impacted teeth, sinus disease, inflamed
tonsils, infections in the nose and pharynx, throat cancer, and
occasionally as a sensory aura that precedes a migraine.
Causes within the ear(primary earache)
Pinna: Trauma, Infection, Swelling, Frost-bite, Sunburn.
Ear-canal: Otitis externa, impacted wax, boils Herpes zoster.
Middle ear: Acute otitis media, Eustachian tube blockage, Glue ear.
Causes outside ear (Referred earache)
Possible symptoms that occur with an earache include: