My son has a terrible ear infection, both an inner and outer infection in the same ear. He has had a fever and is in a lot of pain. I asked him how it felt yesterday and he said, “Mom, it feels like someone is drilling against my ear drum.” I thought that was a pretty great description for how the pain actually feels and I just feel so bad that he is in so much pain. At the end of the day I asked him how it felt now. “It feels like someone is taking 3 drills and drilling on my eardrum.” I gave him more Tylenol. Today the pain seems to be easing up a bit and the fever is gone so hopefully we are almost done with the drilling.