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Would anesthetics for ear tubes have caused my son's speech delays?

Would anesthetics for ear tubes have caused my son's speech delays?

Unlikely to matter: It would be much more likely that the problems leading to the tubes were more important.Any kid with recurrent ear infections was experiencing a 40% loss in speech perception for 4-6 weeks surrounding any infection.These add up to contribute to speech delay. It is one reason tubes are recommended. ...Read more

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Will speech/language delays improve with ear tubes? Almost 3 yr old

Will speech/language delays improve with ear tubes? Almost 3 yr old

Transient conductive: hearing loss can delay speech & language only while it exists. Persistent expressive &/or receptive language disorder, a neurodevelopmental disorder with an underlying genetic or other medical cause, ^es risk of dyslexia. Speech sound disorder does not ^ risk of dyslexia. See your school district's Child Find Team for Early Childhood Special Ed. & a developmental/behavioral pede. for evaluation. ...Read more

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My three-year-old is speech delayed. He has tubes in his ears but still has lots of wax constantly in his ears. How can I prevent wax buildup?

My three-year-old is speech delayed. He has tubes in his ears but still has lots of wax constantly in his ears. How can I prevent wax buildup?

Speech delay: I am sorry2hear this. I am sure he has been worked up by his pediatrician or sent u for a consultation 4a developmental assessment. There r providers who provide speech therapy and my patients usually have significant improvement form this. As far as the wax build up goes, since he has tubes in his ears, all u can do is clean with a tissue, make sure u don"t use q-tips, they push wax further back. ...Read more

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Son having ear tube surgery in 5 days. He's getting over a cold and now is pulling on his ears like they are infected. Would this delay surgery?

Son having ear tube surgery in 5 days. He's getting over a cold and now is pulling on his ears like they are infected. Would this delay surgery?

Probably: Keep the saline nasal wash, call the surgeon if you can, or have his doctor check him, this is an elective procedure, can be postponed for child 's best interest, good luck ...Read more

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2.5 yr boy says 7 words. Has said 100.Rec. Lang. Is fine. history fam speech delay. Had glue ear. Autism r/o. Genetic test fine.Therapy didn't help. Worry?

2.5 yr boy says 7 words. Has said 100.Rec. Lang. Is fine. history fam speech delay. Had glue ear. Autism r/o. Genetic test fine.Therapy didn't help. Worry?

Hearing?: Glue ear is generally diagnosed at surgery for tubes. Did he have tubes placed? Has he had a hearing test? I would ensure hearing is normal before focusing on the speech delay. If that is okay i would be sure to get another opinion of a pediatric speech therapist and potentially a pediatric ENT doctor. Also make sure his siblings aren't "talking for him". ...Read more

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What r causes of isolated expresive speech delay in 2 yo could it be trauma when nose broke? Brain CT normal. history of bad glue ear and t&a removal

What r causes of isolated expresive speech delay in 2 yo could it be trauma when nose  broke? Brain CT normal. history of bad glue ear and t&a removal

A mix of genetic &: environmental factors cause Expressive Language Disorder. The same number of ear infections occur in Preschoolers with & without ELD. When hearing returns to normal after Conductive Hearing Loss, linguistic impairments from CHL also stop. Multiple genes have been found for ELD in family linkage studies. Other perinatal risk factors contribute, like prematurity. A nasal fracture doesn't cause it. ...Read more

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How to relieve pain with ear tubes?

How to relieve pain with ear tubes?

Question: In general, a ventilation tube inserted into the ear drum for removal of fluid or to prevent recurrent ear infections should not hurt. Sometimes when water gets into the ear canal or antibiotic drops are inserted, they may possibly cause discomfort. Rarely the tube is pressing on the ear canal skin. Talk to your surgeon and ask him to reassure you. ...Read more

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What happens if a child's ear tubes stop work?

What happens if a child's ear tubes stop work?

Like No Tubes: When the tubes stop working, your child is now back to natural ear function. Thus if if btheir eustachian tubes have matured, there will be much less liklihood of ear infections. If not, the infections will start again. Do not overeact! the tubes need replaced only if frequent ear infections occur. ...Read more

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Whats risk of complications from ear tubes in child?

Whats risk of complications from ear tubes in child?

Ear tubes: Complications from ear tube placement are rare....However one occasiionally see non-healing of the ear drum after the tube falls which may then require patching. ...Read more

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