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Can you tell me if my son has an ear infection, can he still have tubes placed?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: Most ent's would prefer to have an angry active infection treated for a while to calm it down before putting in tubes. It is also quite difficult to do if the ear infection has produced a hole in the ear drum where the tube is supposed to go. All these issues are best analysed by the doc considering the procedure. Sometimes, the operation can proceed as scheduled.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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