Why does the common cold cause ear pain?
Hello, I am a 15 years old female. My ear hurts every time I get a cold. Why does this happen? Why does the common cold cause ear pain? What should I do? I have a cold for the last 4 days.
@trisha Hello, The common cold can cause ear pain. During a cold, fluid in the middle ear can accumulate, which puts pressure on the eardrum, causing inflammation and pain. If the ear pain is caused by a cold, it should go away as the sinuses drain and pressure on the eardrum disappears. The best way to get rid of the cold—and the ear pain—is to treat the cold symptoms. If the ear pain doesn’t go away on its own as the cold is getting better, more than likely it’s an ear infection. If you are experiencing ear pain and suspect you may have more than a common cold, give a call to your doctor.