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A 33-year-old member asked:

How does someone get a head and ear infection?

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Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Ear infection: Ear infections and sinus infections typically arise after someone catches a cold. The URI spreads and affects the persons ears and sinuses. Also may lead to pneumonia as well. Ear infections are not contagious, the cold that initiated the ear infection is contagious.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Could someone get gum infection from an ear infection?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Very unlikely: Gum infection may precede the ear infection though.
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