Expert Advice -- Are Ear Infections and Soar Throats Contagious?
I realize this is quite a long answer to your short question. In a nutshell, your daughter's ear infection is not contagious. The throat infection, if bacterial is no longer contagious, and if viral is most likely not contagious.
Infectious mononucleosis, or "mono," is a contagious viral illness that initially attacks the lymph nodes in the neck and throat. When these tissues become less effective in fighting infection, sore throats, swelling of the nodes and fever may result.
Mmegi Online :: Shedding light on the common cold
Tawana: A common cold, commonly known as flu, is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (nose and throat). There are over 100 viruses that can cause the common cold, with the rhinovirus being the most common. MMEGI: Is it contagious? Tawana ...
Sore throat? Get a strep test to prevent serious complications
He said the difference between viral sore throat and strep, which is a contagious bacterial infection, are significant. Strep typically does not include cold symptoms like coughing and congestion. "When someone wakes up with an intensely sore throat ...
Antibiotics do nothing for viral infections
A viral infection can present as a cold, flu, sore throat or a cough. Antibiotics do not kill viruses ... Antibiotics do not make people with viral infections "non-contagious." Q: So what do antibiotics do? A: Essentially, antibiotics only do one thing ...