Ear Pain: Is it a Cold or Ear Infection?

Though earaches occur with the common cold and the flu, sometimes a middle ear infection (otitis media) can occur as a secondary symptom.

Persistent ear pain is a sign of ear infection, which requires immediate medical care. Left untreated, Ear infections can lead to long-term damage from permanent hearing loss to a ruptured eardrum.

Some symptoms of ear infection include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Poor Sleep
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty hearing
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Drainage from the ear


If you suspect you have an ear infection visit Doctor’s Express Danbury for the urgent care you need. We offer walk-in appointments at extended hours seven days a week. Call us at 203.826.2140 for more information.