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Will recurrent ear infections Mean My Child Needs Surgery?

A: Yes it is possible that your child my need tubes in their ears. recurrent ear infections could mean that you are proping up your baby''s bottle. Also, the medicine that your childs peditrician is prescribing may not be working to clear up the infection. Do not let your child go to bed with a wet head. ear infections are quite common for young children. Chances are quite good that he or she will grow out of this problem naturally. Only your pediatrician can really answer this question, after he/she has examined your child''s specific situation. The doctor will does some tests, take a look at your child''s past history,...


Q: 

Will recurrent ear infections Mean My Child Needs Surgery?

A: Yes it is possible that your child my need tubes in their ears. recurrent ear infections could mean that you are proping up your baby''s bottle. Also, the medicine that your childs peditrician is prescribing may not be working to clear up the infection. Do not let your child go to bed with a wet head. ear infections are quite common for young children. Chances are quite good that he or she will grow out of this problem naturally. Only your pediatrician can really answer this question, after he/she has examined your child''s specific situation. The doctor will does some tests, take a look at your child''s past history,...


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My daughter has recurrent ear infections, and the specialist wants to take out her tonsils and adenoids. I cannot see what connection there is between the tonsils and the ears. Is the specialist right? Should my daughter have the operation?

A: Strange as it may seem, removing these lymph nodes, particularly the adenoids, may greatly help prevent middle ear infections. The middle ear connects with the back of the nose with a fine tube (the Eustachian tube), which allows air to enter the middle ear and secretions to leave. It is the sudden movement of air through this tube that causes your ears to pop when you go up a mountain or in an aircraft. The adenoids are lymph nodes that surround the opening of this tube into the nose. If the adenoids are swollen, the tube is blocked, the flow of air and secretions is interrupted, and infection can develop easily in the stagnant middle ear....


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My daughter has recurrent ear infections, and the specialist wants to take out her tonsils and adenoids. I cannot see what connection there is between the tonsils and the ears. Is the specialist right? Should my daughter have the operation?

A: Strange as it may seem, removing these lymph nodes, particularly the adenoids, may greatly help prevent middle ear infections. The middle ear connects with the back of the nose with a fine tube (the Eustachian tube), which allows air to enter the middle ear and secretions to leave. It is the sudden movement of air through this tube that causes your ears to pop when you go up a mountain or in an aircraft. The adenoids are lymph nodes that surround the opening of this tube into the nose. If the adenoids are swollen, the tube is blocked, the flow of air and secretions is interrupted, and infection can develop easily in the stagnant middle ear....


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recurrent ear infections

A: Hi, I have SLE, and I struggle with ear infections, too. I have had tubes in my ears for about 10 years now. In fact, I have an appointment with my ENT tomorrow to have my tubes redone. Tube placement greatly reduced the number of ear infections I have had since I began having the tubes put in, which is every two years or less for me. My doctors believe that the chronic ear infections were mostly caused by the immunosupressing medications I am on. Hope this helps. TiffanyL...


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My young child has recurrent ear infections. She also stutters, saying she can''t hear or that something is too loud or that sounds hurt. This only occurs when she is having problems with her ear. She has fluid behind her eardrums, even when no infection is present. What should I do? (Female, 3)

A: You are describing a common problem in young children - recurrent ear infections leaving the middle ear filled with fluid. This is called a middle ear effusion and can dramatically reduce hearing. Hearing is very important in the development of language as you probably know.  The stuttering may or may not be related to the ear problems, as stuttering and stammering are very common in children of this age. However, I would strongly urge you to have both her hearing and her language development properly assessed. This can be organised through your GP. It...


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HiI have had an ear infection for five months (continuously) and been on various drops and antibio

A: recurrent ear infections are due to eardrum that keeps rupturing, draining, or swelling in the middle ear ormastoid area and does not go away. Usually it is a consequence of improperly treated acute infection or fungalinfection. Also a check of blood sugar levels needs to be done, as diabetes (uncontrolled sugars) can alsocause recurrent ear infections. Best....
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Is there any way to prevent ear infections?

A: Yes and no. first you have to probably avoid water and high pitched noises. but that doesn''t mean you won''t get infected. i would saay clean their ears you know when they come back from the park you never know something might just crawl in or go to the clinic and ask whats goin on I would ask the doctor about testing them for allergies. If they are constantly stuffy, it''s easy for them to get ear infections because the tubes are so small. For my kids, ear infections stemmed from drainage. Perhaps if you can give them something to stop the drainage, it will clear up their ears. I had to give my son some kind of...


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What Are the Different Kinds of ear Infection Treatment?

A: The most common types of ear infection treatment are antibiotics and pain relieving medications such as medicated ear drops and acetaminophen. Sometimes ear tubes may have to be inserted for frequent or ongoing infections in order to drain fluid away from the eardrum. Occasionally, adenoids or the tonsils may have to the removed for the same reason. Additional methods may be used to reduce pain, such as applying a hot pad or towel to the ear and getting plenty of rest. ear infections are caused by bacteria in the inner or middle ear that grows out of control. Most...


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swollen throat, trouble swollowing, neck pain. Recent ear infection. Should I be seen tonight?

A: Hi there, by your clinical symptoms, you are suffering from recurrent laryngitis associated with Eustachiantube infection which is reflected as recurrent ear infections. It is not an emergency but it is a case ofurgency. I advise you to take consultation with ENT surgeon for proper treatment. Hope my advice is helpful toyou. Take care....
 
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