Ear Ache, Headache, Pain Or Discomfort And Tenderness To Touch

Reviewed on 10/24/2022

An earache is most commonly due to an infection of the ear canal. Headache has many causes including migraine and tension headache. Chronic sinus infections could also cause these symptoms. A foreign object in the ear can also cause ear pain. If you are concerned about these or any other symptoms, visit your health care provider to determine the cause.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

Symptoms & Signs A-Z List