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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Neither: There is no statistical basis proving that bacteria or viruses absolutely trigger more ear infections in contacts. Having said that, ear infections ar ... Read More
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Not contagious: Ear infections are not contagious. Oftentimes, a baby or toddler has a an accompanying cold when having an ear infection. The cold is contagious to an ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear/tonsil problem: Sounds like you may have developed eustachian tube dysfunction from the flu with fluid in the middle ear, but cannot be sure. You could have developed ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Ask your doc: This site is not designed to be a substitute for proper evaluation and prescribing by a proper health care source. We try to provide accurate informat ... Read More
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Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: There is new data out there about not giving antibiotics for aom. Would discuss with your doctor.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Nasal congestion: The cause may also be related to the sinuses. If you are still ill, another course of antibiotics may be needed. If there is nasal discharge, pressure ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unrelated: The external ear infections are not likely to be related to the post nasal drip and swollen lymph nodes.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
Contact that Dr: Most physicians would consider remotely prescribing meds for a well- known patent with a recurrent problem - recommend you contact them 1st. If they ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You are on the general question and answer section of Healthtap. If you go to the site https://www.healthtap.com/ You can connect with an online phys ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Bacteria & virus: Bacteria and virus can cause ear infection.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ear Wax Removal: If you are currently asymptomatic I usually recommend not removing ear wax. If you have symptoms due to wax accumulation options for removal include c ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Bell's palsy?: It could be a Bell's Palsy that might benefit from treatment with oral steroids.

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