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Ear tube insertion - series - Indication

  
Indication

Ear tube insertion is recommended for:

  • fluid in the middle ear (present for more than 12 weeks)
  • recurrent ear infections despite efforts of prevention (more than three infections in six months)
  • ear infections that don't improve after two to three rounds of using the appropriate antibiotics

Symptoms include:

  • persistent ear pain
  • ear drainage
  • hearing loss (over a three-month period)


Review Date: 5/16/2012
Reviewed By: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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