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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 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 getting ear tubes?

What to expect getting ear tubes?

?? for kids??: Ear tubes generally refers to insertion of plastic ventilation tubes into the ears if infants have chronic infections. The kids are placed under general anesthesia, the canal cleaned with antiseptic material & a thin knife used to open a hole in the ear drum. Debris is sucked out of the middle ear & the tube inserted & antibiotic drops applied. The kid is awakened & sent home to outpatient followup. ...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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Who can help my son with ear tubes?

Who can help my son with ear tubes?

Ear nose and throat: If your son is having recurrent or persistent ear infections, tubes may be a treatment option. You should get an opinion from local ENT doctor concerning appropriateness for your son. ...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 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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Will getting ear tubes help a child's balance?

Will getting ear tubes help a child's balance?

Maybe: If the child suffers from repetitive middle ear infections or has fluid that will not clear from middle ear, then placement of tubes may help balance. ...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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What symptoms should tell me to use ear tubes with my child?

What symptoms should tell me to use ear tubes with my child?

Chronic or recurrent: If a kid has an ear infection that will not resolve over 90 days in spite of several rounds of medication, the muck behind the ear drum is unlikely to clear without surgical removal. Tubes after that removal makes sense. If a kid has 5-7 separate resolving episodes per year, is excessively "ill" with episodes or has begun to develop allergies to abx, tubes are worthwhile. Ent's must eval & agree. ...Read more

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When is permanent ear tubes used? After how many attempts of regular ones?

Individualized decis: You may want to discuss this your pediatrician. This is probably an individualized decision... Read more here... Ear tubes may not be necessary. Http://www. Nytimes. Com/2006/08/15/health/15brody. Html? Pagewanted=all. ...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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My sons ear tubes are falling out what should I do he has had the tubes for over a year

My sons ear tubes are falling out what should I do he has had the tubes for over a year

Nothing if not probs: Tubes last 6 months to 2 years. Then they fall out. Some kids have had enough time in the period with tubes to grow out of the issues and others haven't- the latter group may possibly need another set. This will depend on the development of new infections or new persistent fluid or hearing loss. Most kids only need one set, though. ...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 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

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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