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Different temp in each ear? Fever?
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seepingblooty posted:
I'm 25 and I've consistently had different temperatures in each of my ears. My left is always about a degree higher than my right. Lately I haven't been feeling so well and tried checking my temp. Left ear was just over 100 while my right ear was about 99. How do I know if I have a fever or not? Is this something to be checked out?
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Rod_Moser_PA_PhD responded:
Home ear thermometers are not that accurate, so a degree variation is not medically significant. Unless you have other symptoms, I don't think this requires any medical intervention.

Fevers are not harmful. If you get a significant fever (101 or more), I think you will know and feel it....ear temperature reading or not.


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