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Should I take my child out of day care if he gets recurring ear infections?

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Dr. Anna Meyer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: personal decision

Taking them out of childcare may reduce the number of infections.
Another alternative is to switch to a smaller daycare (less than 5 children) or to get ear tubes. Also, most children tend to stop getting sick as frequently after about a year in daycare.

In brief: personal decision

Taking them out of childcare may reduce the number of infections.
Another alternative is to switch to a smaller daycare (less than 5 children) or to get ear tubes. Also, most children tend to stop getting sick as frequently after about a year in daycare.
Dr. Anna Meyer
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tough

That's really a hard call.
.. If you need the daycare, there may be no way around it. However, the recurrent ear infections could be treated with tubes. This will not prevent the stuffy and runny (the viral infection) but it can help with the pain and complications associated with ear infections (hearing loss), .

In brief: Tough

That's really a hard call.
.. If you need the daycare, there may be no way around it. However, the recurrent ear infections could be treated with tubes. This will not prevent the stuffy and runny (the viral infection) but it can help with the pain and complications associated with ear infections (hearing loss), .
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Matthew Russell
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: No, but see an ENT

If your kid is getting recurrent ear infections, the best thing to do is to bring him to an ENT doctor for evaluation.
He may need ear tubes temporarily placed until he grows out of the problem. Other that leading to complications of infections, fluid behind the eardrum also effects hearing and language development. Ear tubes can prevent language development problems.

In brief: No, but see an ENT

If your kid is getting recurrent ear infections, the best thing to do is to bring him to an ENT doctor for evaluation.
He may need ear tubes temporarily placed until he grows out of the problem. Other that leading to complications of infections, fluid behind the eardrum also effects hearing and language development. Ear tubes can prevent language development problems.
Dr. Matthew Russell
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