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 more – and see a doctor if it persists, you feel nauseous or have a fever.
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 disappears by itself. Know 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.
Fluid from the ear
Fluid from your ear is usually just ear wax, but sometimes it can indicate illness or injury. Read more here about the causes and treatments.
Ear infections are common but usually go away on their own. Learn about the symptoms in adults and children and how to prevent ear infections.
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.
Coughs, colds and ear infections in children
It’s normal for a child to have 8 or more colds per year. Read this article to find out more about common childhood ailments.