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Is debrox drops okay for people with ear tubes?

Is debrox drops okay for people with ear tubes?

No: Debrox should not be used in any ear that may have a hole, and a tube by definition is holding a hole open in the ear drum. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Will alcohol drops with ear tubes cause damage?

Will alcohol drops with ear tubes cause damage?

Maybe, maybe not: They generally cause significant pain and a burning sensation if they enter the middle ear. I can think of no benefit to ever use them in this scenario. ...Read more

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I have bilat ear tubes. The right ear tube is clogged. Can this be done with ear drops? Instead of replacing the tube?

I have bilat ear tubes. The right ear tube is clogged. Can this be done with ear drops? Instead of replacing the tube?

Maybe: An ENT doc can also sometimes push a tiny probe through the tube opening to remove the clog. Adults that are willing to sit still for the procedure find this a simple process, many kids will cooperate for it also. ...Read more

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Pink eye in right eye. If I start drops tomorrow will I have to cancel my ear tubes surgery thursday? No fever my eyes just pink n feels some thingsinit

Pink eye in right eye. If I start drops tomorrow will I have to cancel my ear tubes surgery thursday? No fever my eyes just pink n feels some thingsinit

Possibly: There can be bad bacterial pink eyes that you would not have surgery with. Why are the tubes not being put in in the office in someone your age? ...Read more

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Is peroxide okay for cleaning if ear tubes?

Is peroxide okay for cleaning if ear tubes?

No: Do not use peroxide in an ear with tubes or a perforation. If the peroxide goes through the tube it will cause significant discomfort. ...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?

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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Under what circumstances are ear tubes recommended for your child?

Under what circumstances are ear tubes recommended for your child?

Controversial.: Most doctors agree that tubes may help prevent hearing loss from chronic or frequent ear infections. ...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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I have ear tubes. Is it safe to use a Neti pot?

I have ear tubes. Is it safe to use a Neti pot?

Yes: Hi. I'm Dr. Ivy Fisher, pedi MD with health tap.
It is ok to use a Neti pot with S/P BMT ear tubes.
If swimming, consider ear plugs to avoid water in the ears. ...Read more

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How do doctors remove ear tubes? Is it a surgical procedure?

How do doctors remove ear tubes? Is it a surgical procedure?

Anesthesia/yes: Tubes are generally left alone and self jettison after 6m to 2yr. If there is a reason to remove them, the kid must be perfectly still (anesthesia) and the tube is removed under direct observation by the ENT using various instruments. ...Read more

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My son had ear tubes put in 4 days ago and now his ear drums are bright red. Should I be worried?

My son had ear tubes put in 4 days ago and now his ear drums are bright red. Should I be worried?

Normal: Some inflammation of eardrums after mt placement is normal. Most ENT doctors prescribe ear drops after surgery which should be sufficient to prevent infection. Call your doctor if still concerned. ...Read more

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Child has ear tubes and still had 4-5 infections in same ear since January what are some other options?

Child has ear tubes and still had 4-5 infections in same ear since January what are some other options?

Tubes: Make sure the tubes are well placed and open to drain. They should work. Replacement is an option or a preventative dose of an antibiotic. All the best. ...Read more

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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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RN told me to use Vicks sinex spray for 3weeks to help drain ear tubes after being on psedophedrine didn"t work, is it okay to use for that long?

Not good idea: Nasal decongestant sprays should only be used for about 3 days. Otherwise, a severe rebound congestion problem will occur and that creates a dependancy on the medication just to maintain normalcy. Sometimes topical nasal and or oral steroids are needed to break the congestion cycle. Best to see an ENT doctor for help. The eustachian tube problem will be alleviated with the same types of Rx. ...Read more

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How well do ear tubes work?

How well do ear tubes work?

Very well: Children or adults that get tubes see a significant reduction in the number of ear infections and usually have an immediate improvement in hearing. ...Read more

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What to expect when getting ear tubes?

What to expect when getting ear tubes?

Less infections.: Ear tubes help about 80% of people who get them for recurring ear infections. For most patients who have had tubes placed, no subsequent treatment is necessary unless there is an ear infection and/or drainage. The ENT doctor can tell you what to expect, based on whether the tubes are to be temporary or permanent. ...Read more

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What is the recommended maximum amount of time that ear tubes should remain in place?

What is the recommended maximum amount of time that ear tubes should remain in place?

Varies by age/reason: How long tubes "should" remain in does not have one answer. For instance, if they are put in because a child has a cleft palate, we would want them to remain in until the surgery to repair the cleft. For ventilation in babies with recurrent ear infections, usually around a year. For older kids and adults, it really makes a difference why they were placed to determine how long - ask your ENT doc! ...Read more

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Is my child a candidate for ear tubes? What are you basing your recommendations for ear tubes on?

Is my child a candidate for ear tubes? What are you basing your recommendations for ear tubes on?

It depends: The american academy of otolaryngology published guidelines about which kids should qualify for tubes for the first time this month that I have attached links to below.

I am a pediatric ENT in your area if you have further questions.

http://www. Entnet. Org/guide_lines/loader. Cfm? Csmodule=security/getfile&pageid=174506



http://www. Entnet. Org/healthinformation/ear-tubes. Cf. ...Read more

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What is the procedure like to insert ear tubes?

What is the procedure like to insert ear tubes?

Office procedure: 95% of adults who receive ear tubes in my practice choose to have this done in the office. Under a microscope the ear drum is anaesthetized with topical phenol, a microscopic incision placed, any fluid suctioned from the ear, and a tube placed in the incision. All this takes less than 5 minutes. ...Read more

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Is it likely bad to have ear tubes in too long?

Is it likely bad to have ear tubes in too long?

Ear Tubes: For most pediatric patients, we typically recommend tubes only stay in place for a couple of years. Once they've been in for 2 years, I recommend consideration for removal. For adults who have tubes, keeping the tubes in for a longer period of time is quite common and necessary. It really depends on the underlying problem and the condition of the ear. Best to discuss with an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can you swim underwater when your ear tubes fall out?

Can you swim underwater when your ear tubes fall out?

Usually: You can swim with tubes in place in many cases. Once they fall out, unless there is a persistent hole in the ear, it should be fine to swim.
Remember that most people who need tubes can't equalize their ear pressure well. This can mean that when you are deeper under water you will have a hard time clearing your ears, which can be painful.
Certainly don't scuba dive unless you can clear your ears. ...Read more

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Is swim-ear alright to use on a child with ear tubes?

Is swim-ear alright to use on a child with ear tubes?

No: There have been a couple of studies where parents applied a prescription (quinolone category) drop at bedtime in children with ear tubes who swam earlier in the day. The alcohol in otc swimmer's ear preparations will cause pain and potentially cause hearing loss. As an ent, I only require plugs for swimming in lakes or oceans, not pools or bath time. ...Read more

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