A 30-year-old female asked:
my 14month old is getting ear tubes & i'm worried about the anesthesia- she's tiny @ 20 lbs. could she be allergic to the anesthesia? is it risky?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Bernstein Joel answered
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Pediatric anesthesiologists are very competent. Your child should not be affected by the gases used. Do not worry. Putting tubes in a 14 month old is a fairly routine procedure in a children's hospital.
Answered on Apr 18, 2014
Dr. Michael Gehrke answered
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Very unlikely: Pe tubes are done in centers around the country almost every regular work day. It is a very quick procedure. The patient is put to sleep by breathing a gas and most centers will not even start an iv. Once ur daughter is asleep the ENT surgeon will clean out her ears make a rink incision place the tube and medication in her ears. No premedication is required except possibly tylenol (acetaminophen).
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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