Ear Pain Accompanied By Fever After Cleaning?
In the morning, I last night because my ear was too itchy, now when I wake up my ear hurts and my body coughs, what is the cure for? Can the fever be due to the ears? Until now it still hurts. Thank you.
Hello Miftahul Damara, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
From your explanation, the possibility of an infection in your ear can be an external ear infection, but it does not rule out also an infection of the middle ear. There are several factors that can increase the risk of external ear infections such as: swimming, too much ear wax, scratched ear canal, hair care products that cause irritation and trigger infection and habit of prying ears. This ear infection can cause fever and pain in the ear.
The diagnosis cannot be established with certainty if the patient has not been examined directly. You are therefore advised to consult a general practitioner or ENT doctor for evaluation and treatment of both the causes and to reduce symptoms. The doctor will examine the ear canal and eardrum with an instrument (otoscope), the doctor may also test your hearing sharply with a tuning fork test. If the doctor thinks there are indications, the doctor will give antibiotics to the ears and medications to reduce symptoms.
It is also recommended not to put water into the ear, not to dig the ear with any object, and it is advisable to clean the ear at the ENT doctor generally every 6 months (with special tools) so that the risk of ear infection can be avoided. You can take paracetamol to reduce your fever before visiting your doctor.
For more information, read this link: otitis external, otitis media
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