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Can You Have Pe Tubes Put In At An Office Visit
ENT follow-up visit: During routine follow-up appointments, the ENT doctor will evaluate the child's pe tubes (position, obstruction, signs of infection, etc...). At that time, the doctor can remove earwax (cerumen) from the ear canal. Avoid using q-tips or other foreign objects to remove earwax (unless the wax is already at the outside opening), because one can unintentionally push earwax deeper into the canal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No,but: The pe tubes are not affected directly by immersion in water during swimming, (as long as the procedure recovery period s passed and the tubes have seated well).However, all the e.Coli & other germs that exist in the water will have easy access to the sensitive membranes of the middle ear. Most ent's suggest ear plugs if you plan to swim. The consequences of going without vary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly unlikely: Making an incision and placing a tube in the ear drum can cause scarring. However, it is highly unlikely that the scarring would cause any hearing loss, even after repeated tube placement. Having the condition for which the tubes are being placed is usually casuing hearing loss. The benefits of tube placement far out-weigh not having them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
16 m.o. son, reactive airway disease, needs PE tubes, I'm afraid of anesthesia and it's effect on his RAD. ?
Discuss with ENT: Reactive airway disease is a nondiscriptive term often used to describe kids that have been treated for wheezing, but that may not meet criteria for diagnosis of asthma. Often, this occurs in setting of viral respiratory infection. Risk is likely similar to that for kids without diagnosis of RAD. If there was a caustic inhalation exposure causing airway disease, then there may be additional risk. ...Read more
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?
3 yr boy w fungal infection in middle ear with pe tubes. How common is this?Ototoxic? Infection may have been present for 2 mos prior to dx- he rubbed and said rock in ear but dr saw nothing b4 pus.
Very unusual: A middle ear fungal infection in an immunocompetent person would be highly unlikely. Can have fungal ear canal infections or fungi in secretions associated with pe tubes. If the infection doesn't respond to antimicrobial treatment based on culture of the drainage consider removal of tubes, adenoidectomy, antireflux treatment, blood test for antibody levels and lymphocyte enumeration, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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