This is Dr. David
yes, they can look in your ear and see if you have an otitis external
or ear infection of the external ear canal.
they can also check if your ear drums is red.
if you don't have ear drums which are red, then you may not have a ear infection.
are you having pain in just one ear?
it was in both ears but now the pain is in just one ear
did your doctors look in your ears before?
did they see redness of your ear drum on both sides?
or one side?