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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.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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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.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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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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