A 26-year-old member asked:
Pediatrician says my 18mo needs tubes. this scares me. are there any other options? anything holistic or homeopathic profilactic?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See an ENT: Myringotomy tubes are placed to allow any fluid or pus from the middle ear to drain out the tube and out the ear canal. They are done to allow your child to be able to hear properly. If your child cannot hear properly, they cannot talk properly, and that is why your pediatrician is recommending it. See an ENT and they can discuss options.
6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Nope: Although tubes are not the perfect preventative tool and one option is to continue to treat each infection seperately, there are no holistic or homepathic remedies that even remotely help prevent ear infections, despite contrary claims.
6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 10, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.