Inflammation of the ear is common in children, but even adults can get it. Ear inflammation can be very painful, especially at night as the pressure in the ear increases when lying down. Ear inflammation often goes away by itself but sometimes treatment is needed.
Here you can read more about diseases and problems such as ear pain and ear inflammation, but also about problems that affect the balance and make you dizzy.
Ear wax is usually soft and is made by glands in the outer part of the ear canal. Sometimes the wax forms a plug that clogs the ear canal, it is called a wax plug. There are things you can try to do yourself if you know you have a wax plug but sometimes treatment is needed.
Ear pain is very common in both children and adults. In children, the cause is often cold or ear inflammation. In adults, it is more common that it is due to auditory eczema. Often the problems go away by themselves but in some cases some kind of treatment may be needed.
Meniere's disease is a disease of the inner ear that causes recurrent bouts of dizziness. It is also common to have a varying hearing loss, tinnitus and pressure in one ear. The treatment is aimed at counteracting stress, but there are also medicines that can help.
Crystal sickness, benign position dizziness, is a common form of dizziness caused by the release of small lime crystals in the inner ear. You feel very dizzy, as if you have gone carousel, when you turn your head in certain ways. Crystal sickness does not infect and often goes away by itself, but sometimes you may need treatment.
Hearing eczema is very common. The symptoms are usually that the ear canal becomes stingy and itchy. Sometimes the ear canal becomes swollen, and then it can drain out of the ear and the hearing can become worse. Hearing eczema usually goes away by itself, but sometimes treatment is needed.