Fighting the bacteria that is causing the infection.
Relieving the pain and pressure caused by swollen tissues.
Building up the weakened immune system.
An earache can be caused by a viruses or bacteria that has spread (into the ears) from a sinus or cold infection. Or sometimes the little tubes are not yet developed enough and the fluid cannot drain making it the perfect place for bacteria to take up residence. Whatever the circumstances, there is a pathogen wreaking havoc and threatening the person with deafness, or a brain infection.