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My 2 Year Old Has Tubes In Her Ears How Long Do Kids Usually Have To Have Them
Variable: They tend to last 6 months to 2 years and the body naturally pushes them out, often without you realizing it and with the eardrum sealing right back up. If they stay in beyond 2 1/2 or 3 years there is increased risk of permanent hole in the eardrum once they do fall out. You should have the tubes checked every 6-12 months to make sure of their position and function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2 year old has had tubes in place for about 17 months now; within the last 2wks, there has been repeated brownish drainage from L. Ear..cause?
Hard to say: The average length of stay for tubes runs 6-12 mo, so unless you have had them re-examined and know they are still there, I assume they are not. Brownish drainage may be evidence of an infection from that ear.Sometimes these occur and produce a small rupture through the site where the tube was placed.If the tube is there, it could leak through it. Time to see the doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2 year old (who had tubes put in his ear in July) had a small amount of blood from his ear. He isn't complaining of pain. What could cause this?
My 2 year old has grade 1 microtia and tubes and her hearing test says she has (normal hearing in at least one ear) but they recommend a sedated test?
What can cause chronic ear pain? My 15 year old daughter has tubes in her ears, but still experiences chronic pain, there is no infection.
Maybe not ears: Let's assume she has had a doctor look in her ears and verify the tubes are in place and there is no pressure problem behind the eardrum. Pain that seems like it comes from the ears can actually be caused by a problem in the throat, jaw joint, or a tooth. Next stop might be the dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2 year old daughter is going in for surgery this month and she just got her ears pierced what can I do so the holes won't close during that time?
Plastic Spacers?: Discuss your concerns with your surgeon. You will likely be able to use plastic "spacers" so that there is no metal involved. Some types of cautery we use these days do not require the removal of metal etc. Best to check with your daughter's surgeon. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Our 1 1/2 year old has a possible sinus infection and is tugging at her ears with a possible ear infection. Do we need to take her to urgent care?
My 2 year-old daughter has thick green mucus coming out her eyes and runny nose and fever of 101 for 3 days? I've used garlic oil in her ears for earache.
My 6 year old daughter has had fluid in her ears and chronic cough for 4 months she's getting tubes inserted next week. Will this help the cough too?
No: During the procedure, old thick fluid is removed and the tube inserted, which acts as an open window in the drum, allowing air in and mucous to drain out. As the middle ear drys out, hearing improves and infection risk declines.Whatever is triggering the cough can aggravate the ear fluid problem, but fixing the ear issue doesn't effect the cough. ...Read more
Likely: Having tubes as a toddler is common and has no long term impact on a kids health (or hearing). As such, I can see no way it would exclude anyone from military service by itself. That said, you could have other issues on exam that would disqualify you. ...Read more