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What is the treatment for ear tubes?
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Usually none.
For most patients who have had tubes placed, no treatment is necessary unless there is an ear infection and/or drainage.
The ENT doctor can tell you what to expect, based on whether the tubes are to be temporary or permanent.

In brief: Usually none.
For most patients who have had tubes placed, no treatment is necessary unless there is an ear infection and/or drainage.
The ENT doctor can tell you what to expect, based on whether the tubes are to be temporary or permanent.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Interesting question
The ear drum in a child grows from the center outward, like an umbrella getting wider.Ear tubes are placed off center, to avoid the delicate ear bones.
They drift outward toward the wall of the canal and are usually shed automatically anywhere from 6m to 2 yrs after insertion.In the odd case where they remain long after the need is gone they can be removed. If they drain meds may be needed.Ask doc

In brief: Interesting question
The ear drum in a child grows from the center outward, like an umbrella getting wider.Ear tubes are placed off center, to avoid the delicate ear bones.
They drift outward toward the wall of the canal and are usually shed automatically anywhere from 6m to 2 yrs after insertion.In the odd case where they remain long after the need is gone they can be removed. If they drain meds may be needed.Ask doc
Dr. James Ferguson
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