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Frequent ear infections. Pain while swallowing, fever, cold sweats. Need treatment?

i have a historty of frequent ear infections as an infant into adulthood. I am 25 now and i think i have a bad ear infection...the left side of my head is very full and swollen feeling, and it hurts to swallow , but only on the left side of my throat ...i ve had a fever all day with sudden hot and cold sweats as well....should i be concerned or should i ride this one out like i usually do?
Asked On : Thu, 5 Jul 2012
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

In some cases of early infections of the ear, only pain medication is needed and the inflammation may resolve on its own.

However with intermittent fever and chills, sinus congestion (face feels full) and pain, you may want to consider visiting your doctor for an assessment. Though the symptoms may be due to a viral illness, the ear may need to be checked out.

You can consider the use of paracetamol to help with the fever and pain. A decongestant anti histamine combination would help with the facial discomfort and fullness.

I hope this helps
Answered: Mon, 7 Apr 2014
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