Is 20 years old too old to have an ear infection?
I have had a sore throat for the past week or so, and then have gradually started a cough that is becoming more constant, and then yesterday morning when I woke up I had a huge pain in my ear. Last night when trying to sleep there was a throbbing ache-type pain in my ear, which feels kind of like when I had ear infections as a kid, but I thought I could remember hearing adults don't have ear infections.. or are they just uncommon?
Maybe its not an infection.
I think I also have a fever, but the lymph nodes on my neck are not really that swollen.
I have final year university exams starting in less than a week and as a result of this cough and now the ear ache I haven't been getting much sleep.. at all.
I am taking cough medicine and also some garlic tablets and the throat tablets that numb the throat... but I would like something to make it go away sooner. My stomach muscles are all sore from coughing all the time. I just want to sleep, but there is too much study for me to do.
Thanks if any ideas on how to feel better.