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Our son has tubes in his ears and he is having drainage about once every other month, the he has to use ear drops, what causes the drainage?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
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In brief: His doctor can tell.

In addition to the possiblility of recurring middle ear infections despite having tubes, the mucus membrane lining the middle ear space can secrete clear fluid; also, a small number of patients can have ear drainage due to having tubes.
His ENT doctor can tell you which cause is most likely based on examining him.

In brief: His doctor can tell.

In addition to the possiblility of recurring middle ear infections despite having tubes, the mucus membrane lining the middle ear space can secrete clear fluid; also, a small number of patients can have ear drainage due to having tubes.
His ENT doctor can tell you which cause is most likely based on examining him.
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