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Can cold air or cold wind cause or worsen an ear infection in a child?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree

In brief: No connection

No scientific base. Folk tale.

In brief: No connection

No scientific base. Folk tale.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Myth

It is true that colds are more common in some windy times of the year & ear infections are associated with colds.
If you stretch the facts you can say the windy times of the year are associated with ear infections. It's not the wind & putting on a hat or cotton in an ear won't stop them. People want to understand why & how to avoid problems. They will make it up if they don't know.

In brief: Myth

It is true that colds are more common in some windy times of the year & ear infections are associated with colds.
If you stretch the facts you can say the windy times of the year are associated with ear infections. It's not the wind & putting on a hat or cotton in an ear won't stop them. People want to understand why & how to avoid problems. They will make it up if they don't know.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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