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A 42-year-old female asked:

Is it really bad for small babies (less than 6 weeks) to get their ears wet when they bath. i've heard about the risk of ear infections ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Myth: Germs cause ear infection not a bit of water. Swimmers who don't decant the water from their ears can develop swimmers ear, when the water causes the canal to swell. This doesn't happen to infants.

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Last updated Mar 3, 2018

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