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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have ear pain in both ears that i would definitely consider a mild more towards moderate pain and a low grade fever. this has been going on for two days. would this be a double ear infection? do i need to see a doctor or let it go a little longer?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Your call. Pain in both plus fever suggests an infection & could be viral or bacterial. Viral would self heal over a short period but a bacterial infection might self heal over months (they did before antibiotics) but could become a complicated mess. When it bothers you enough go in. The only way to be sure & see if treatment is needed is to have it looked at.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. Ferguson. Combination of pain and fever warrants an evaluation by a doctor, preferably an ENT doctor.
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Last updated Nov 12, 2021

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