A 43-year-old member asked:
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Should I go to school with an ear infection? Is it contagious at all?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes/no: If you feel well enough to attend and benefit from a class you are free to go. Ear infections are not contagious. Any cold or other problem you bay have in addition to the ear infection might be.
Answered on Jun 10, 2019

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Depends: The ear infection is not contagious to others so that is not an issue. Whether you will feel well enough to engage in class and learn anything product ... Read More
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Quick: Ear infections are not contagious. It is usually a viral infection (in children) that causes the ear infection - that is what is contagious.
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