Does fever with ear drum rupture and leakage require medical attention?
Time to go in to a doctor
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
What you described warrants being examined in person. You have a high fever after the ear drum ruptured and so it should be checked. There may be persistent bacterial infection that may be trapped behind the healing ear drum. An antibiotic would be indicated then given the high fever and time course.
Or, it may be a new infection such as the flu if you are experiencing other symptoms, and that can be checked with a flu swab.
So - given the high fever after the cold and eardrum rupture, it is time to go in to be seen.
Hope I have answered your query.
Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh, General & Family Physician