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Pain after getting water in ear tubes? is this normal my daughter forgot her ear plugs when taking a bath and got water in her left ear. now she says it hurts. will the pain go away by itself or do we need to see her doctor?

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Dr. Melanie Pence
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
If : If water goes through the tube into the middle ear space, it can cause pain. If you see any ear drainage, see your ent.
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Pain normal but...: If the pain is going on for more than 24 hrs especially, if there is drainage, then antibiotic ear drops. No peroxide or alcohol or else severe pain. Contact ENT who put them in if it continues.

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