Inserting ear tubes is a simple and effective surgical procedure.
Does your child have ear tubes in place?
It may also be done when ear tubes have not successfully reduced infections.
In most cases, doctors recommend this surgery only when antibiotics or ear tubes haven't worked.
Two decades later, ear tubes were still very much in fashion.
As with many other medical procedures, decisions about whether and when to resort to ear tubes must be based on less than ideal information.
If hearing loss is present, antibiotics or ear tubes may be appropriate treatment choices.
If your child still has fluid and hearing loss after 4 to 6 months, your doctor may recommend ear tubes.
The hole closes and the ear tubes usually fall out naturally, after an average of 14 months or so.
Don't use eardrops without a doctor's advice, especially if your child has ear tubes.