Can you have a bacterial infection without a fever?

United States
January 31, 2009 8:19am CST
I have had an headache and earache on and off for a few weeks. I also have a clogged nose that comes and goes with cough. My Doctor prescribed antibiotics but I do not have a fever. Do you think I really have a bacterial infection even if I don't have a fever. I would hate to take antibiotics unnecessarly.
1 response
@savypat (20246)
• United States
31 Jan 09
Did your Doctor take a swab to test for bacteria? You can always have a low count infection that doesn't cause a fever. Did he rule out allergies, that's what I have and it cause similar symptoms. Maybe you need to ask more questions if you are not satisfied with the answer you got.
• United States
31 Jan 09
I decided to just go ahead and take them. I am not feeling to well and maybe they will help. The Doctor should know whats best.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
1 Feb 09
Thanks for the award. You know it takes about 3 days for the meds to start to wowrk so be patient.