As a kid I enjoyed the delight of recurring middle ear infections. Yes, another dot point in the poor health of Mikey. It's still happening to me, decades on.
Middle ear infections can be quite painful with pressure and swelling meets throbbing in the ear canal.
Given ears, nose, and throat are all interconnected systems, hence why ear nose and throat doctors exist, why the fuck can't the ear medicine people make it so the medicine that goes in your ear actually tastes not unpleasant?
Yes, it sounds weird asking for a taste tinge for the aural not oral but the pipes are joined and you do end up partially ingesting the stuff.
I'm still tasting this thin patina of ear medicine down the back of my throat hours later and it's disgusting.
So poor drek researcher who got assigned the miserable task of seeing what the interweb likes/dislikes about ear medicine there's a freebie marketing booster for you.
Make the fucking medicine not horrid for when the throaty follow through happens.