- What Is Known About Middle Ear Infections
- Healthy Steps: Ear Infections—First Steps
- Healthy Steps: Ear Infections—Full Program
- Preventing Ear Infections
- From Dr. Deborah's Desk
You can tell that normal looking ear must be hurting when you see cranky behavior, tears, and ear-rubbing, all of which tell the story of an ear infection. You may even remember from your own childhood the crackling sounds and miserable feeling of pressure inside your head when you had an earache. Acute ear infections are common, and for most children they come with a moderate to severe degree of pain.