Earache can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose earache, we could:
In general, roughly how often do you suffer from earache (a pain in the middle or inner ear)?
Possible responses:→ Never / don't know
→ Rarely - about once each year or less
→ A few times each year, but nothing serious
→ Regular mild earache / occasional severe earache
→ Regular severe earache