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Can tympanostomy tubes clog easily?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and No
They can clog with persistant drainage after the procedure or if there is an infection after placement.
This can be treated with antibiotic drops - sometimes they need to be suctioned in the clinic under the microscope.

In brief: Yes and No
They can clog with persistant drainage after the procedure or if there is an infection after placement.
This can be treated with antibiotic drops - sometimes they need to be suctioned in the clinic under the microscope.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ear tubes
Yes but not that easily, in my experience.
It will depend on the thickness of the middle ear fluid. Most ear fluids drain as easily as that from a runny nose.

In brief: Ear tubes
Yes but not that easily, in my experience.
It will depend on the thickness of the middle ear fluid. Most ear fluids drain as easily as that from a runny nose.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Yes
It has been known to happen.

In brief: Yes
It has been known to happen.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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