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about 82 kids -Earache, fever, vomiting, what is the cause?

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Many kids I have been going to school with left today (About 82 of them) complaing of an Earache, fever, then vomiting? At first I though earache, but how could it be possible there would be so many? Does anyone have any suggestions on what could be the cause?
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replied March 10th, 2012
Welcome to e health forum.

Most likely it is possible that the group of students might have been affected by a viral infection.

Most Viral infections are usually benign, ‎and subside within 7 to 10 days with conservative management. ‎

The pain in the ear could be due to inflammation, associated with infection and the enlarged lymph ‎nodes. Collection of fluid within the inner ear can also cause such symptoms. For the time being, you ‎can try to relieve them with anti-inflammatory medications ‎like advil or motrin.‎

In case they are not helping, you may need to consult your doctor for a examination to rule out ‎bacterial secondary infections and if needed treatment with antibiotics. ‎

I hope this helps.‎

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