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Are there good alternative therapies for ear tubes?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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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.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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