My child keeps getting ear infections. should she get tubes, eventhough my pediatrician wants to keep treating her with antibiotics?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
6.1k viewsReviewed Feb 16, 2021
Pediatrics 47 years experience
May grow out of them: It is a guessing game sometimes when kids have ear infections. To tube or not? Increasing head size is the main solution but how long to wait? I go with 5 in a year or 1 that won't clear. As dr.Balogun stated the lengthy fluid retention can be as troublesome as repeated infections & > 90 days is my limit. You do have to put baby to sleep for the procedure so it is not done without some thought.
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Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
potentially: The newest guidelines for ear tubes say that a minimum of 3 ear infections in 6 months or 4 in a year, and fluid behind the ear drum when evaluated by an ENT are criteria for considering ear tubes. It still is a personal decision and you can help make an informed one by seeing an ENT to discuss.
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
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Last updated Feb 16, 2021
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