Itching, and a feeling of fullness inside the ear - usually the first sign of infection * Swelling of the ear canal
* Watery discharge from the ear
* Severe pain and tenderness in
- especially when moving the head and jaw, or gently pulling the earlobe. Unlike a middle ear infection (otitis media), the pain of an ear canal inflammation or infection is worse when you chew, when you press on the "tag" in front of the ear, or when you wiggle your earlobe.