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Is ear pain symptom of ear infection?

My right ear has been bothering me for the last few days. At first I thought it was a zit because when I pressed on it fluid came out. The pain is deep into my ear. It looks red inside and is causing an unbareble headache. Is this a ear infection? Which kind? And should I seek medical attention for it to go away?
Wed, 18 Feb 2015
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thank you for posting your query. I can understand your concern. Earache can be due to a lot of causes like ear infection , ruptured eardrum or even referred pain from a pathology in the throat. But since you say there is discharge from the ear and the reddish look points towards a middle ear pathology. I would suggest you not to instill any medication , oil or anything inside the ear and immediately visit an ENT specialist . With proper treatment this can be easily cured. Do not worry much. You can post any other question.
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