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Can you have pe tubes put in at an office visit?

Can you have pe tubes put in at an office visit?

Ear tubes: It is a simple procedure but can get complicated so Usually performed as a surgery in the Operating Room ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Pe Tubes (Definition)

PE tubes, or pressure equalization tubes, are small tubes that are inserted into the eardrum. The tube helps drain fluid collection in the middle ear and keeps ...Read more


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How do I get rid of ear wax in my child's ear after pe tubes were put in?

How do I get rid of ear wax in my child's ear after pe tubes were put in?

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 more

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Will pe tubes fall out if you swim in the ocean?

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 more

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What symptoms do pe tubes help address?

What symptoms do pe tubes help address?

Otitis media: Symptoms of otitis media include: -pulling or rubbing the ears because of ear -pain -fever -fussiness or irritability -fluid leaking from the ear -changes in appetite or sleeping patterns -trouble hearing. ...Read more

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Will pe tubes ever cause scarring which can decrease the ability to hear?

Will pe tubes ever cause scarring which can decrease the ability to hear?

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 more

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Are pe tubes used to treat ear infections?

Are pe tubes used to treat ear infections?

No: Tympanostomy tube, so called "tube, " is primarily to drain fluid out of middle ear and to restore the hearing, not to treat ear infection. Therefore, some children still experience ear infections after the insertion of "tube.". ...Read more

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16 m.o. son, reactive airway disease, needs PE tubes, I'm afraid of anesthesia and it's effect on his RAD. ?

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

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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