A 27-year-old female asked:
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how many sets of tubes can a child get before doing something different for ear infections?

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice. : Usually children will grow out of need for further tube placement. F/u with your dr. Low dose antibiotic and decongestant are sometimes helpful. Could be allergies.
Answered on Aug 20, 2016
Dr. Anna Meyer
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
no set number: There aren't really other treatments besides antibiotics, prevention by not exposing a child to cigarette smoke or limiting daycare attendance, or ear tubes. After a couple sets of temporary tubes that usually last about a year, many ents consider placing more permanent tubes that can last years.
Answered on Jun 7, 2018

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Family practice : More tubes unfortunately. See your dr for sure. See what else can be done to prevent infections. It could be some form of allergy.
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