Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Fever in Adults
If your ear hurts and you have a fever, you could have an ear infection.
An infection of the inner ear is called otitis media; an infection in the outer part of the ear is called otitis externa (or swimmer's ear). Antibiotics are not always necessary for this, but it's a good idea to get checked by your doctor.
The next question deals with infections associated with a sore throat.
Do you have fever along with the following?
- Sore throat
- Profound fatigue
- Muscle aches