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Can you tell me if ear tubes are necessary in children who get many ear infections?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Some are some not

In general an infant with 5 or more in a year or one that will not clear after 90 days will benefit from tube placement.
Other factors can increase or decrease the need. Growth in head size will eventually reduce the frequency of infections but that is slow and steady. Each kid must be assessed individually.

In brief: Some are some not

In general an infant with 5 or more in a year or one that will not clear after 90 days will benefit from tube placement.
Other factors can increase or decrease the need. Growth in head size will eventually reduce the frequency of infections but that is slow and steady. Each kid must be assessed individually.
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