A 38-year-old female asked:
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my 3 year old is on her 2nd set of pe tubes (t&a removed).left tube is in the ear canal & is infectioned.is it recommended/safe to replace this tube?

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Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear tubes: If the tube has come out and infections return, it is reasonable to replace the tube. Consider adenoidectomy if it hasn't been done yet. Don't worry, your child will most likely grow out of this.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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