2. Difficulty Sleeping
The constant pain brought about by the ear infection will make sleeping extremely difficult. What’s more, the infection will sometimes trigger a ringing sound in the ear, which further prevents the patient from getting a good night’s sleep. In some cases, the symptoms will get even worse when the patient is lying down, which also adds to the agony.
So if a patient will experience difficulty in sleeping at night due to the various symptoms, there’s a good chance that he or she may have an ear infection. Taking OTC pain medications may help to momentarily relieve the pain allowing the patient to sleep well at night.