U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 33-year-old member asked:

I just got done being sick from whatever illness. i have a fever, body aches, & a really bad sore throat. &some how an ear infection too. why is this happening?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 16 years experience
Many Causes: You likely have a viral illness. Many viruses cause illnesses like yours; the flu is one. Viruses cannot be treated with antibiotics and must run their course. But you can also develop a bacterial infection, which does require antibiotics. Common sites are the throat, ears, and sinuses. You may want to see your doctor if the throat/ear pain continue or if any of your symptoms worsen.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jul 4, 2020

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.