7 doctors weighed in:

Are there good alternative therapies for ear tubes?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Do it or wait it out

When tubes are recomended it is a procedure that tries to mimic what the body does later--let air stay in the middle air space.
Head growth and gradual change in the size & angle of the natural tube lets it stay open more, ending the retention of mucous that feeds the germs during infections.U can decide to wait & treat (or not) infections as they occur or do it.Patient comfort is the main issue.

In brief: Do it or wait it out

When tubes are recomended it is a procedure that tries to mimic what the body does later--let air stay in the middle air space.
Head growth and gradual change in the size & angle of the natural tube lets it stay open more, ending the retention of mucous that feeds the germs during infections.U can decide to wait & treat (or not) infections as they occur or do it.Patient comfort is the main issue.
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ear tubes...

... Are usually the solution, not the problem, and once they are in place the need for any treatment goes way down.

In brief: Ear tubes...

... Are usually the solution, not the problem, and once they are in place the need for any treatment goes way down.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
16 years in practice
886K people helped
Continue
100,000 doctors available