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Is my child a candidate for ear tubes? What are you basing your recommendations for ear tubes on?
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Dr. Dale Tylor
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dale Tylor
Dr. Dale Tylor
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 5 / yr & 1 wont clr
There are multiple parameters for deciding on tubes.
One basic mantra "5 in a yr or 1 that won't clear" (in 90 days). An evaluation by an ENT that would do the tubes would give you an idea if your situation would benefit. Some 5yo kids are at the point that their infection frequency is declining & the benefit would be minimal.

In brief: 5 / yr & 1 wont clr
There are multiple parameters for deciding on tubes.
One basic mantra "5 in a yr or 1 that won't clear" (in 90 days). An evaluation by an ENT that would do the tubes would give you an idea if your situation would benefit. Some 5yo kids are at the point that their infection frequency is declining & the benefit would be minimal.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Consensus
See: http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2004/0615/p2929.Html.

In brief: Consensus
See: http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2004/0615/p2929.Html.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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