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7yr/o has hole in ear drum and had 5 infections in that ear since Jan ENT says hole is like ear tube so can't do anything about recurrent infections?

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Dr. Duane Gels
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: At least not surgery

7 or 30 yr old? Both are listed in the question.
The 7 yo's status is more likely to change over time (perforation can heal). In either case, the ENT is answering the question as to whether placing PE tubes would be helpful. Apparent s/he thinks not, feels the perforation will adequately provide ventilation. However, consider prophylactic antibiotics, often used prior to PET placement.

In brief: At least not surgery

7 or 30 yr old? Both are listed in the question.
The 7 yo's status is more likely to change over time (perforation can heal). In either case, the ENT is answering the question as to whether placing PE tubes would be helpful. Apparent s/he thinks not, feels the perforation will adequately provide ventilation. However, consider prophylactic antibiotics, often used prior to PET placement.
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