Can recurring otitis media be cured by ear tubes?

Not cured. Recurrent otitis media implies chronic issues with the eustachian tube. In these cases, particularly if there is hearing loss +/- chronic middle ear fluid, ventilating tubes (ear tubes) may be recommended. Tubes bypass a dysfunctional eustachian tube and allow better air exchange in and out of the middle ear, which is implicated in recurrent ear infections.
Yes. I presume you are talking about a child. Ear infections are common in kids in our world today. It is it isimportant to understand that pe tubes are not for drainage.They are to let air (hence oxygen) into the middle ear. There is therefore a relationship with oxidation, the chemistry of energy metabolism. See my blog "oxygen, tghe spark of life" you vcan google.
No but... The number of episodes of acute infection (acute otitis media) can be greatly reduced. Moreover, hearing deficit often associated with recurrent ear infection and resultant middle ear effusion, can be reversed.

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As a pilot, I use a headset with foam tips that go into ear canal. I also suffer from frequent otitis media. Can they be related? Ent is considering tympanostomy. Can I use this headset w/ ear tubes?

Ask ENT. There shouldn't be a reason why you cannot continue to use your headset with ear tubes in place. Discuss your concerns with the ENT doctor prior to the procedure. Read more...
Ear infections. When anything, including q tips, fingers, or other foreign objects are inserted into the ear canals, many things can happen. All these and especially your headset foam tips are a culture medium for bacteria. Soft tissue infections of the canals, eardrums, or middle ear can result, and the foam tips can push foreign material, wax, dirt, or other debris into the canals or drum. See your ENT doc. Read more...

I have chronic ear problems (tubes, multi tmp, blisters, otitis media/externa). I am active in the water. What can I do to limit my ear problems?

Ear problems. You need to find an excellent ENT doctor and be seen regularly to keep from getting more problems with your ears. Read more...
Chronic ears & water. You can limit ear problems by wearing swim plugs while in the water. If you are in the water a lot for work, leisure or exercise, custom-fit swim moulds made by an audiologist recommended by your ENT are beneficial. Your ENT can also recommend drops you can use if your ear get wet, based on the current condition of your ear canal and eardrums. Read more...

How should I clean my ear if I have otitis media?

Do not. A middle ear infection is an infection behind the ear drum. Therefore, cleaning the ear canal would do absolutely nothing. Furthermore, you should not be cleaning out your ear canal as you may injure the skin and cause another problem. A middle ear infection (otitis media) may be viral or bacterial. Otitis media, if that is truly the diagnosis, has nothing to do with the ear canal. Read more...