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What happens if a child's ear tubes stop work?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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In brief: Fluid builds up if

As middle ear fluid is produced, it builds up if the eustachian tubes are not open.

In brief: Fluid builds up if

As middle ear fluid is produced, it builds up if the eustachian tubes are not open.
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