Bacterial ear infections, like all bacterial infections, can be spread from person to person through contact with infected individuals. Frequently, a child will develop a bacterial ear infection because their pre-existing nose or throat infection has spread to the ears. So a child can eventually develop a bacterial ear infection though interaction with another child or person who has any number of infections, like a cold or respiratory infection, which can then be given to the child and spread to the ears. To reduce the risk of ear infections, keep your children away from infected individuals.
- Q Do ear disorders affect children differently than adults?
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with labyrinthitis?
- Q What is vestibular neuritis (labyrinthitis)?
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with ear disorders?
- Q How common are ear disorders?
- Q Why does my baby cry at night when he has an ear infection?