Middle Ear Infection - Otitis Media
Am I at RiskMiddle ear infections are not contagious. Young children that are in day care and exposed to others have a greater risk of catching a cold that leads to middle ear infection. Children that lie on their backs to drink from a bottle or Sippy cup have an increased risk of ear infection. Native Americans, Native Alaskans, and children with Down syndrome or cleft palate have an increased risk of developing middle ear infection.
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