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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How long to keep ear tubes in? How long does a child who was getting ear infections almost monthly need to keep ear tubes in? The doctor said they’d fall out by themselves, but what if they fall out too soon and he starts getting infections again?

How long to keep ear tubes in? How long does a child who was getting ear infections almost monthly need to keep ear tubes in? The doctor said they’d fall out by themselves, but what if they fall out too soon and he starts getting infections again?

Ear Tubes: The tubes usually stay in for about a year. They usually fall out by themselves. Most of the time once they come out the child will do fine. However if they start getting ear infections again or if they come out too early the tubes can be replace. It is a quick procedure with no significant complications and the kids recover quickly. ...Read more

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