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Can kids with ear tubes still get ear infections?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In my experience the tubes drop the recurrence rate considerably but do not eliminate the possibility.
Most see declines from 5-6 or more per year to a couple. Thease may occur with or without a mucous plug forming in the tube. Some ear infections with draining tubes can be treated with drops& avoid the problems of oral meds. Canal infections may also occur.

In brief: Yes

In my experience the tubes drop the recurrence rate considerably but do not eliminate the possibility.
Most see declines from 5-6 or more per year to a couple. Thease may occur with or without a mucous plug forming in the tube. Some ear infections with draining tubes can be treated with drops& avoid the problems of oral meds. Canal infections may also occur.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If tube is clogged and not functional, it is as if the tube is not there.

In brief: Yes

If tube is clogged and not functional, it is as if the tube is not there.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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