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Soreness in front of ear, low grade fever, flu like headache, suggestion of TMJ. Right?

I have a soreness just in front of my left ear. It started about the same time I got a low-grade fever, and a flu-like headache . I went to my head/ neck surgeon, who looked in my ear canal and saw nothing but a slight reddening - no swelling of the ear canal. She suggested TMJ , which doesn t seem correct to me. It hurts to touch the tragus, or pull slightly on my ear lobe.
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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From history it seems that you might be having otitis externa i.e. infection in your external ear.
Go for one antibiotic medicine course for 3-5 days and you will be alright.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Sat, 4 Jan 2014
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