A 27-year-old female asked:
how many sets of tubes can a child get before doing something different for ear infections?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen answered
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 answered
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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