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Are ear infections contagious to others?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Although the cold that may have preceded the ear infection may be contagious, the otitis is not.
Common throat germs from the kids own mouth & throat will invade the ear from the eustachian tube if conditions are favorable. Once there, they are confined to the middle ear space.

In brief: No
Although the cold that may have preceded the ear infection may be contagious, the otitis is not.
Common throat germs from the kids own mouth & throat will invade the ear from the eustachian tube if conditions are favorable. Once there, they are confined to the middle ear space.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Ear infections are not contagious.
It can recur though.

In brief: No
Ear infections are not contagious.
It can recur though.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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