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Doctor insights on: Ear Tubes And Speech Delay

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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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13 month old gross motor, speech delay, head banger MRI shows cyst in pineal gland dr isn't concered should I be?

13 month old gross motor, speech delay, head banger MRI shows cyst in pineal gland dr isn't concered should I be?

Pineal cysts: These are benign. We see them all the time, as they are very common in the pineal gland. No need to worry. ...Read more

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My son has cerebal palsy and speech delay he smashing his head in frustation or when can't get his own way would this make his CP worse?

My son has cerebal palsy and speech delay he smashing his head in frustation or when can't get his own way would this make his CP worse?

Unlikely: Head banging is not limited to CP kids. In a way it is just an amplification of the early infant fussing. I've never heard or seen a head banger with a real head injury. This likely caught on when he noticed it grabbed your attention. If you ignore it (don't lock eyes), watching him out of peripheral vision, for safety, it should fade over time. Teaching some sign language may help with the frustration. ...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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What's risk of complications from ear tubes in child?

What's 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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What is the earliest age at which you could begin to insert ear tubes?

What is the earliest age at which you could begin to insert ear tubes?

As soon as indicated: The usual indications for tubes are 5-6 episodes of ear infections/year in a single year. If a child develops repeated infections in the first year of life... They can have tubes. Newborns with persistent fluid may need tubes to drain the fluid. Bottom line, there is no wrong age... If there is a problem with retained fluid or recurrent infections. Tubes can be placed. ...Read more

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I signed my or permit for ear tubes weds. My surgery is next thursday. Roomie (she wrks in or I'm going to) looked at nxt weeks sched I wasn't on it yet?

I signed my or permit for ear tubes weds. My surgery is next thursday. Roomie (she wrks in or I'm going to) looked at nxt weeks sched I wasn't on it yet?

Many hospitals do: Not actually put together the surgery schedule until a day before, due to last minute cancellations and additions.

Call your doctor's office to confirm the date of your surgery. The exact time to report may not be known until the evening before. ...Read more

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My son has a msra ear infection and has ear tubes. Can you explain this please?

My son has a msra ear infection and has ear tubes. Can you explain this please?

Bacteria can enter: From the external auditory canal ;#40; as with q-tip use;#41; or from inside out from the nasopharynx. Pressure equalization tubes keep barometric pressure in the middle ear the same as ambient barometric pressure. If there is an overt or submucous cleft palate or if the baby drinks formula or juice in supine position, reflux of liquid into the middle ear can occur despite pet's. See my comment for more. ...Read more

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What is to be expected during the removal of a child's adenoids and tonsils along with placement of ear tubes?

Improvement: You may be surprised to know that this is wrong in my opinion. There are better ways of treatment. Tonsils and adenoids are very important parts of the immune system. Removing them is too simplistic. I have found repeatedly that diet comes into the picture. Remove the "junk"! ...Read more

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My toddler has ear tubes. We just came back from the beach and she has had some discharge and a foul smell in one ear. What does this mean?

My toddler has ear tubes. We just came back from the beach and she has had some discharge and a foul smell in one ear. What does this mean?

Ear: This means she has an infection and needs antibiotic and steroid drops to treat it. It may be a middle ear infection that is draining through the tube or an infection in the ear canal which often occurs with swimming. All the best. ...Read more

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I just had ear tubes removed two days ago. I have a messy history including things like cancer and stroke. My head hurts so bad. I just want help?

I just had ear tubes removed two days ago. I have a messy history including things like cancer and stroke. My head hurts so bad. I just want help?

Come again?: Sorry, but when a physician reads your post, (s)he sees 4 unrelated statements. There's no apparent connection among the ear tubes, the cancer & stroke, your headaches, & your just wanting help. It reads like you have a complicated story that your post fails to convey: the kind of story that needs to be told to a live doctor in an office. Good luck. ...Read more