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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can you get a fever from a swimmer's ear infection.?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Infection : Unlikely, unless it progressed to an middle ear infection. I would see a doctor and get a definitive diagnosis. Good Luck

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have an ear infection or swimmers ear?

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Dr. Philip Gasseling
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Location of pain: with inner ear infection usual pain is deep, possible fever and even throat pain, swimmers ear or otitis externa usually hurts if you move the outer ear, may be more of a constant itching sensation
A 35-year-old member asked:

Do I have a ear infection if I have swimmers' ear?

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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
See physician: Swimmer's ear is usually a bacterial infection of the skin of the ear canal. It is usually painful and is treated with antibiotic ear drops and cleaning of the ear canal. Early treatment is easier than when the ear canal skin is swollen.
Dr. Gregory Boger
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Vinegar and alcohol drops for prevention
Mar 23, 2012

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