When a high fever or dehydration symptoms are present, especially in children, contact a physician.
Usually the result of a bacterial or viral infection, ear pain is caused by inflammation and fluid buildup in the middle ear.
If symptoms last more than a day, speak with a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment. While most adult fevers can be treated symptomatically, a sudden fever or very high temperature may indicate the need for medical advice.
Don’t hesitate to see a doctor, especially when a young child is involved.
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