Ear Ache, Pain Or Discomfort And Tenderness To Touch

Last Editorial Review: 6/15/2020

An infection in your outer ear canal or middle ear behind your eardrum can be painful. It can hurt to touch the ear itself or even the skin in front or behind the ear. Since the conditions are treated differently, your doctor can find out where your pain is coming from and then treat it appropriately.

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.

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