Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “EAR JOY“ to remember about the Signs & Symptoms of Otitis Media
E: Eardrum erythema – Redness of the eardrum due to inflammation.
A: Acute pain – Sudden and severe ear pain.
R: Recurrent ear infections – Frequent episodes of ear infections.
J: Jarring headaches – Headaches that accompany ear discomfort.
O: Otorrhea – Discharge from the ear, which may be pus-like.
Y: Yawning exacerbates pain – Increased pain during yawning due to pressure changes.