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My 16-month old son has had seven ear infections since birth - does that he needs tubes?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Likely

My mantra was "5 in a year or one that won't clear" (in 90 days).
Back to back infections can produce a middle ear mucus that has the consistency of axle grease.It is almost impossible for such mucous to be penetrated by antibiotics (cure) or to drain if sterile.Part of the tube process involves sucking out all that muck to start over.I'd consult an ENT & expect to see it done.

In brief: Likely

My mantra was "5 in a year or one that won't clear" (in 90 days).
Back to back infections can produce a middle ear mucus that has the consistency of axle grease.It is almost impossible for such mucous to be penetrated by antibiotics (cure) or to drain if sterile.Part of the tube process involves sucking out all that muck to start over.I'd consult an ENT & expect to see it done.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

Frequency, age, exposure such as day care, response to antibiotics are among many factors that need to be considered.
Check with your pediatrician for their opinion on your specific case.

In brief: Possible

Frequency, age, exposure such as day care, response to antibiotics are among many factors that need to be considered.
Check with your pediatrician for their opinion on your specific case.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably

You should take him to an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist.

In brief: Probably

You should take him to an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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