My right ear's been hurting on and off for the past couple of weeks. Finally, this morning, I figured, "Screw it," and went to the doctor. (Fortunately, they had a time open today.) After a twenty-minute wait, the doctor comes in, spends thirty seconds checking my ears, and says, "You have an ear infection."
That's pretty much what I figured, but, y'know, gotta have a doctor say it in order to get a prescription. Now I have to go back in two weeks 'cause the doctor doesn't like the way it looks. :-P But hurrah for antibiotics!