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Can my 3 year old son get sick from my 1 year old son who has 2 ear infections?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not from ears

Ear infections themselves are not communicable.
The viral infection that the ear infected son has may be contagious. Then the other child may come down with an ear infection. But otherwise, no. No communicable.

In brief: Not from ears

Ear infections themselves are not communicable.
The viral infection that the ear infected son has may be contagious. Then the other child may come down with an ear infection. But otherwise, no. No communicable.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: Maybe

If they live under the same roof and play together, yes.

In brief: Maybe

If they live under the same roof and play together, yes.
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Dr. Ravi Ramachandran
I suppose only indirectly if they both get the cold and end up with ear infections.
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