Earache can be caused by lots of different issues, but often it’s hard to identify a specific reason.
Earache is common in young children, but can affect adults too.
If somebody keeps rubbing or pulling their ear, and they don’t react to noises around them, then they could have earache. Being irritable and a loss of appetite can also be a sign.
Although earache can be painful, it isn’t usually a sign of anything serious.
Never put anything like a cotton bud inside the ear canal and try to avoid getting water in your ear.