Earache Causes in Adults
Earaches are more common among young children than adults, but an earache can occur at any age. Earaches can be caused by injury, infection, irritation in the ear, or referred pain. Here is a look at some of the most common cause of earache in adults.
An earwax blockage is a common cause of earache. A blockage develops when your earwax either hardens or pushes too far into your ear canal. In some cases, hearing can be affected, but this is temporary and hearing is restored when the excess earwax has been removed.
Eardrops can help with earwax buildup by softening it so that it falls out.