Consider possible causes
- otitis externa, otitis media
- tonsillitis, temporo-mandibular joint pain, neuralgia
- referred pain from cervical spine, teeth, base of tongue, tonsils.
Treat underlying condition.
Please remember that unilateral unexplained head/neck pain for more than four weeks, with otalgia and normal ear drum, would qualify for Two Week Wait referral, rather than using the Referral Support Service.