There are two possibilities about your ear pain
. One you have developed a ear infection
and the second since you have mentioned a tick infested area there could be a possibility of one in your ear as well. Whatever the reason it is better to visit the nearest ENT specialist
. Meanwhile you can take a analgesic
tablet to reduce the pain.
I hope you found my response to be helpful and informative. If you have any additional concerns I would be happy to address them.