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Can tympanostomy tubes clog easily?

Can tympanostomy tubes clog easily?

Yes and No: They can clog with persistant drainage after the procedure or if there is an infection after placement. This can be treated with antibiotic drops - sometimes they need to be suctioned in the clinic under the microscope. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Busch
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Myringotomy (Definition)

Myringotomy describes the surgical procedure to make a small incision in the ear drum (tympanic membrane), creating a hole to help relieve abnormal pressure in the middle ear and also allow for the drainage of fluid, pus or blood that has accumulated in the middle ear. Ear tubes (ventilating tubes) may be inserted and left in place afterwards to facilitate air exchange ...Read more


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Is it important how big the tympanostomy tubes are?

Is it important how big the tympanostomy tubes are?

Yes, in length: In general, the longer the tube used, the longer they will stay in before naturally working themselves out, and the longer the child benefits from them. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tympanostomy tube?

What is the definition or description of: tympanostomy tube?

Ear tube: It is the insertion of a small tube into the eardrum. Function is to allow pressure equalization of ear pressure with environmental pressure. Used to reduce incidence of ear infections or middle ear fluid. ...Read more

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Are there any long-term consequences to having a tympanostomy tube put in?

No: There are really no serious complications with placeme nt of uncomplicated pe tubes. Mild discomfort post op. ...Read more

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Is having tympanostomy tubes put in a painful operation?

Yes: There is some discomfort after the procedure. Usually pain medication and/or ear drops are prescribed for post op management. ...Read more

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Can your child still hear bass if he has tympanostomy tubes put in?

Yes: Hearing with tubes in place will still be within a normal range with tubes in place. There may be a slight dip (still normal) in the low frequencies, though. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use debrox in a ear with tympanostomy tube?

Debrox: Hello. Please don't use debrox with a tympanostomy tube in place. The peroxide and wax softening agent are not ment to be placed within the middle ear space. See your ENT doctor for wax deridement if needed. ...Read more

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I have a tympanostomy tube & i wear a hearing aid, all the conditions for fungi growth is there & i had it twice, what the best i can do to avoid it?

Ear fungus: Because the ear is a dark, warm, moist place , it offers an ideal environment for fungi to thrive. The hearing aid occludes the canal and makes the problem worse. Keep the hearing aids out at night to ventilate the ears - keep your ears dry. Make sure you disinfect your hearing aid daily. Use an antiseptic product that's compatible with your hearing aid. Check with your audiologist or ent. ...Read more

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As a pilot, I use a headset with foam tips that go into ear canal. I also suffer from frequent otitis media. Can they be related? Ent is considering tympanostomy. Can I use this headset w/ ear tubes?

As a pilot, I use a headset with foam tips that go into ear canal. I also suffer from frequent otitis media. Can they be related? Ent is considering tympanostomy. Can I use this headset w/ ear tubes?

Ear infections: When anything, including q tips, fingers, or other foreign objects are inserted into the ear canals, many things can happen. All these and especially your headset foam tips are a culture medium for bacteria. Soft tissue infections of the canals, eardrums, or middle ear can result, and the foam tips can push foreign material, wax, dirt, or other debris into the canals or drum. See your ENT doc. ...Read more

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Are blood clots common after a bilateral myringotomy with tubes?

Some times: Myringotomy is done to drain middle ear fluid, to prevent middle ear infection, which may cause deafness in the children, by inserting small tube in the membranous part of drum most of the time no bleeding or clotts, some times may bleed from surface vessel, and will stop. See your doctor for bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Nicholas D'Avanzo
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Tympanostomy (Definition)

Tympanostomy is a medical procedure in which a small tube is inserted into the eardrum. This tube helps drain fluid collection in the middle ear and keeps the ear well aerated. Insertion of tympanostomy tubes is one of the most common surgical procedures performed on children in the US. Frequent ear infections is ...Read more


Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Tympanostomy Tube (Definition)

It is the insertion of a small tube into the eardrum. Function is to allow pressure equalization of ear pressure with environmental pressure. Used to reduce incidence of ear infections ...Read more