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Why Does My Ear Hurt?

October 22, 2019

♪♪Intro♪♪ [Squeaks sneezes] Oh no, Squeaks! I hope you’re not getting sick! I know we all try and take good care of ourselves
during cold and flu season, but sometimes it happens—we just get sick. [Squeaks squeaks sadly] And sometimes our stuffy heads and runny noses
come with something else, too. An earache. If you’ve ever had an earache, you know
just how much that can make your ears hurt! There are a few different things that can
cause earaches. So it’s not surprising that they’re pretty
common! Most kids have had at least one by their second
birthday, which means you’ve probably had one too, even if you don’t remember it. A lot of earaches are caused by the same kinds
of germs that can make you sick in other ways — the ones that give you that stuffy nose
or sore throat. When these germs make one or both of your
ears hurt, that’s what’s called an ear infection. When your ear gets invaded by germs during
an ear infection, special parts of your body go to work. A whole army of tiny little things called
white blood cells surround and try to kill the germs that are causing the infection. That might sound like it should be pretty
painful, but it’s not. White blood cells kill tons of germs in our
bodies every day, and we never notice it. Our ears hurt during an ear infection for
another reason. If we could look deep inside of our ears,
we’d see that they look kind of like a tube that ends in a whole bunch of different parts. You can divide the ear into three main parts—the
outer, the middle, and the inner. It’s usually the middle part of the ear
that gets an ear infection. The part of the ear that separates that outer
tube from the middle of the ear is called the eardrum. It’s the part of your ear that picks up
on the sounds in the air to help you hear. Normally, the space right behind the eardrum
is full of air. An ear infection starts when some germs get
into that space, and your body sends white blood cells to fight the germs. It’s quite a battle! Because of the white blood cells fighting
the germs, a bunch of liquid, dead white blood cells, and dead germs all starts to build
up behind the eardrum. All of this stuff pushes on the eardrum, and
can make your ear feel weird. Most people say that it kind of feels like
their ear is full. And sometimes the stuff in there pushes on
the eardrum enough that it stretches it. [Squeaks squeaks] Yeah, Squeaks! It’s almost like how a balloon stretches
when you fill it up with air. But your eardrum isn’t meant to stretch
like a balloon. So this stretching hurts! And that’s why an earache is painful. If you do get an ear infection, it’s best
to go see the doctor. They’ll probably use a tool called an otoscope
to look inside of your ear. It’s actually a very simple tool. It has a bright light on it, and a part that
magnifies the inside of your ear, making it look bigger so it’s easier for the doctor
to see. The doctor will put the smaller end inside
your ear and look at your eardrum to see how bad the ear infection is. The eardrum might look red and kind of puffy
or swollen, because it’s stretched by the stuff that’s inside the ear. Then, once the doctor has a good look inside
of your ear, they can decide how to help your ear infection get better. Sometimes they might give you medicine to
kill the germs faster, or they might say that you should just rest. Either way, you should feel better soon! And if you’ve ever had an ear infection…I’m
sure you know how good that sounds! Thanks for joining us! If you want to keep learning and having fun
with Squeaks and me, hit the subscribe button, and we’ll see you next time here at the


  • Reply Shanice Bailey January 2, 2018 at 11:04 pm


  • Reply Neel S January 2, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    I had that bad feeling

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  • Reply OG Z January 3, 2018 at 12:08 am

    I'm a kid ok

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    Why do people look ? at gross stuff

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  • Reply Letito Jimenez January 3, 2018 at 1:00 am

    one time my ear was hurting and it had a lot of earwax

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  • Reply Victoria Tracey January 3, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    I had an earache one time in August on a 6 day trip to Camp Oak Acres in Murray River, Prince Edward Island

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  • Reply Mia E January 5, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    I hope squeaks
    is better because I’ve had one too !!!

  • Reply Mia E January 5, 2018 at 1:48 pm


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  • Reply Tonya Smith January 8, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Perfect! My 5 year old has an ear infection and it's been driving him crazy

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    Im actually learning from this i love it

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  • Reply Rhino January 18, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    When I was 6 I had a bad earache in the middle in the night at 6 am

  • Reply Liam Sumption January 25, 2018 at 5:44 am

    When I was like 6 or 7 I kept getting ear infections so I had to go to the hospital to get ear tubes

  • Reply Hanan Aljaber January 30, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    I don't have ear aces

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  • Reply DC RG March 1, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    I had a ear infection and I had to stay out of school for a whole school week

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  • Reply Francesca Hlawatsch March 6, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    My ear hurt a bunch when I was at school and at a night before that… Though I got my earwax removed! I felt way better after that! 😀
    I also didn't get hurt in my ear when I was 2 yrs old, I had it when it's my 11th year of life. 😉 (2018)

  • Reply Amy Rentas March 11, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    awwww poor squeaks?:'( 🙁

  • Reply Sketch it's March 12, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Thank you for helping me figure out what’s wrong

  • Reply Eva Marie March 13, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Hi! I love your videos! Can you do a video of why people get headaches because I get them a lot. Thank you!

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  • Reply weirdo April 17, 2018 at 1:50 am

    This was really helpful because, I get lots of sicknesses like nosebleeds, earaches, headaches, and sore throats often, and I still have an earache from 1 month ago, but it doesn’t hurt as much as it used to, which is good. 😛

  • Reply Withor 88 April 30, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    What about swimmers ear what happened during then

  • Reply Ruben Gonzalez May 1, 2018 at 11:29 am

    I had an ear ache when I woke up, I'm in so much pain ;-;

  • Reply Natasha Isabel Parsons May 17, 2018 at 12:01 am


  • Reply Unk nown May 23, 2018 at 3:50 am

    Can the doctors see germs and white blood cells in there???

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  • Reply Pacific Treelodge June 2, 2018 at 1:25 am

    Lier it hurts alot I have it right now

  • Reply Nambi Rajan June 20, 2018 at 5:22 pm


  • Reply alison bee June 25, 2018 at 7:26 am

    What's a ear ache and I had to go to the hospital

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    What do. I do

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    R.I.P me

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    But wait when I drink milk ? I feel better Illuminati confirmed

  • Reply S u g a r A n g e l July 9, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    My ear hurts when i try to get earwac out when it touches my ear it hurts

  • Reply Iftekharul Haque July 10, 2018 at 2:49 am

    how does white blood cells fight with germs and keep us healthy.

  • Reply Jennifer Hall July 15, 2018 at 10:48 am

    I got a ear infection and then i got pink eye ??????????

  • Reply Lealani Carter July 28, 2018 at 8:41 am

    I have one right now

  • Reply iiJust_Lukas August 10, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    my ear hurts and i had a sore throat recently and still have a runny nose

  • Reply Fairy Tail _Løver August 21, 2018 at 12:23 am

    I have an ear infection right now bu I think its becuase of water becuase I swam a lot and it made my ears hurt ??

  • Reply pink girl gamer August 29, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    My ears are itchy

  • Reply The Holcomb and Backus family channel September 9, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Like the comment if you had a earache

  • Reply George September 15, 2018 at 1:59 pm


  • Reply Mysterious September 30, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    I am watching this because I think I have that right now because I just recovered from my cold, but now I think I have it.

  • Reply Theofanis Bumbaris October 18, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Ear doesn't sound like a word anymore

  • Reply Olabisi Adeshina October 20, 2018 at 4:11 am

    I have it right now and I'm eleven. I can't sleep with my right side because of the earache.

  • Reply 3dhackerpro12 November 11, 2018 at 8:08 am

    I have an ear effection but it’s like 12AM

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    Nice haircut

  • Reply PANIC CAT JAZ ! November 16, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Guys I don't feel good

  • Reply Alright kooks_ November 18, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Help it’s 3am and my ear hurts ????

  • Reply RespeK ZH4YW3Y November 29, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    when i burp my ear hurts

  • Reply Michael ayres December 5, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Lier my ear is killing

  • Reply potato cat H January 11, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    because i've been listening to bass boosted ear cancer for 4 hours

  • Reply Jason Voorhees January 30, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    My mom said when she was little she earache like crazy because she had earwax building up in her ear

  • Reply Dlightful Stories February 4, 2019 at 1:41 am

    I had to put a special type of water to help my earace

  • Reply Dlightful Stories February 4, 2019 at 1:42 am


  • Reply Markayla Gallien February 27, 2019 at 8:12 am

    I have one

  • Reply Kitty 1710 March 2, 2019 at 9:04 am

    I only have ear infections when I have a fever

  • Reply zac tg March 10, 2019 at 2:43 am

    My ears hurt ones

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  • Reply User name March 25, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Ahhh, it hurts even while listening to this

  • Reply TheEssenceOfUs May 11, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    I have it too and I’m a kid

  • Reply Ikonik Boys June 24, 2019 at 1:43 am

    Please it do painful my ear is like stabbing itself

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