A 46-year-old member asked:
What to do if my toddler had to get a tympanostomy for getting a lot of ear infections?
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Pediatrics 47 years experience
Confusing question: This is a common practice. A kid has 5 ear infections in a given year or one that has not cleared in 90 days. You get the ear fluid and muck sucked out during surgery and tubes placed. Then you wait.Most kids will decrease the frequency of their ear infections. After 6mo or more the tubes may shed, but head growth may have improved Eustachian tube function enough they are not needed.
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4.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 17, 2014
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