I agree that this could be a viral ear
thing rather than an infection. Just because your ear
drum is "inflamed" does not necessarily mean infection. Inflammation can also sometimes occur from allergies (although wiht a fever this isn't as likely).
the fever you might want to try either ibuprofen as stated above or tylenol - of course, making sure that neither will interefere wiht any other meds you are on (you can ask your pharmacist this question).