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Are ear infections really contagious?

My son has a doubl ear infection, but one of our friends sons who he plays with often has an ear infection. But the little girl I babysit all the time doesnt have one. We were out to dinner & another friend said she believed her son was getting one bc our other friends son had one & they were contagious in the first 48 hrs. So my question i are they really contagious?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on Apr. 7, 2011 in Kids' Health

Answers (9)
  • um...I don't think so, maybe whatever they had before the ear infection would be though (if there was a cold or something going on)

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:51 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • hahahaha no!!!

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 11:01 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Ear infections start with either water in the ear drum or sins infections they are not contagious because the germs that make them are not airborn.


    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 11:06 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • sorry sinus lol

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 11:07 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Ear infections are NOT contagious - but they are frequently the aftermath of something that is contagious, like a cold, sinus infection, upper resperitory infection things like that.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:24 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • i thought things like tht were on contagious when the child has a little niece that i watch everyday all day always has ear infections and my daughter has never got one from her

    Answer by mommie_of02 at 4:07 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • No...

    Answer by Heartshape at 2:06 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • The actual ear infection is not contagious but the virus that causes the ear infection can be contagious.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:43 PM on Apr. 9, 2011

  • dont do any thing just go to the doctor and ask and you will find out what to do well this is all goodby

    Answer by marivel718 at 11:08 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

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