Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
Earache is common and it's often the result of an ear infection. Find out what causes a ear pain, how to treat a sore ear to provide relief.
Ear wax (cerumen) is produced by tiny glands in the ear canal and helps keep the ears clean. Find out how to treat a build-up of ear wax.
Otitis media (middle ear infection)
Otitis media (middle ear infection) is common and often gets better by itself. Learn how to recognise the symptoms and when it might need treatment.
Tonsil stones are small lumps of hardened material that form in the tonsils when debris builds up. Learn about 'tonsilloliths' symptoms and treatment.
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
Pain in the jaw or 'locking' of the jaw can be symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. Learn more about TMJ symptoms and treatments.
Meniere's disease is a disorder of the ear that causes hearing and balance problems. There's no cure, but the symptoms can be managed.
Physical examination by a doctor
A doctor may need to examine your body to help them diagnose an injury, illness or condition. Before the examination, the doctor must obtain your consent and explain what they are doing.
If left untreated, tonsillitis can cause complications. Surgery is the only dependable way to stop tonsillitis that keeps on coming back.
The ears have 2 roles – hearing and balance. Find out about the structures in the ears, how they work, problems that can affect the ears and how to care for your ears.
Fluid from the ear
Fluid from your ear may be just ear wax, but sometimes it can indicate illness or injury. Read more here about the causes and treatments.