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Carrollton, GA
A 52-year-old male asked:

My right ear is bright red & hot. my forehead thermometer says 97.9 on my forehead, 97.9 left earlobe, and 102.2 right earlobe. oral temp 98.4. do i have a fever of 102.2?? if not why would 1 ear be burning and red? very stressed over covid-19!

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Local inflammation: You may have an infection which results in skin flushing. If you have ear pain, difficulty swallowing, or trouble breathing please see your PCP. If the fever persists or worsens for more than 24 hours, please follow up. In the meantime, please use Tylenol instead of Motrin to control the fever. COVID 19 is one possible cause, or another illness. Stay home, rest and drink fluids.
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