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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
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you go to school with ear infection?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: There is no reason to alter a normal schedule for an ear infection.If the discomfort is such that the student could not focus on the material being studied, it would be reasonable to sit out until he or she is more comfortable. It is not contagious to others.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What to do about ear infection that isn't going away?

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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Ear infection: If ear pain not better need to talk to your physician as there my be non-infectious cause or an infection caused by resistant bacteria, other organisms like fungal infection, or associated complication of ear infection.

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