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3 days flu, sore throat, body aches. Felt better, now temp 37.5, 24 hr worsening headache, severe ear and jaw pain, pain meds don't work. What cud be?

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
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In brief: Sinusitis or Otitis?

It is not uncommon to develop a bacterial sinusitis or otitis media infection after initially developing a viral syndrome.
Usually the viral symptoms begin to improve, then a secondary bacterial infection ensues. Seek medical attention to be evaluated to determine if you have a sinus or ear infection or other etiology for your symptoms, and to determine if you would benefit from antibiotics.

In brief: Sinusitis or Otitis?

It is not uncommon to develop a bacterial sinusitis or otitis media infection after initially developing a viral syndrome.
Usually the viral symptoms begin to improve, then a secondary bacterial infection ensues. Seek medical attention to be evaluated to determine if you have a sinus or ear infection or other etiology for your symptoms, and to determine if you would benefit from antibiotics.
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