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A 27-year-old female asked:

my 4-yr-old had 3 ear infections in 10 months. should i consider ear tubes?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Nasal allergy: That is one possibility. Three infection inside of ten months may be caused secondarily by a nasal allergy. You might want to have him evaluated by an allergist before considering tubes.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: After 90 days of repeated infections or 5 in a year, a kid may benefit from the procedure. However, the best solution for repeated ear infections is growth, and head growth continues until age 9. Also reducing precipitating factors like irritants and allergies. A kid exposed to fumes, smoke, fragrances or with seasonal allergies or food allergies can have this problem.

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Columbus, OH
A 27-year-old female asked:

4yr old had 2 sets of ear tubes. 2nd set came out and now more ear infections. What's next step? More tubes or a different procedure?

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
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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