I am worried that I may have a perforated ear drum or maybe I have an infection which is causing the pain behind my eardrum. Briefly, I've had a virus (stomach) so have been below par for the past week and ear pain overlapped with it but it may be that having a virus has caused this underlying pain to be worse. I haven't had a temperature at all which makes me think it isn't an infection and I've had no discharge. If my eardrum is perforated I could have caused it as I'm forever scratching inside my ears because they get unbearably itchy. Nurofen helps the pain. Also I had bad tinnitus, sounding like clipped buzzing! But that has eased now and also no hearing loss at the moment but over the years I do get blocked ears from time to time which I unblock with oil.
Thanks in advance