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  • My child has a lot of ear infections, and I'm considering having ear tubes put in.
  • My child recently had ear tubes put in, and I have questions.

My child has a lot of ear infections, and I'm considering having ear tubes put in.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak, MD on July 24, 2017

  1. How will ear tubes help?
  2. How long will they stay in?
  3. How are they removed?
  4. Are there risks involved?
  5. Will my child feel any pain? Will he notice his ear tubes?

My child recently had ear tubes put in, and I have questions.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak, MD on July 24, 2017

  1. How do I care for my child's ear tubes?
  2. Can he still get ear infections even with the tubes in place?
  3. Can he get them wet? Can he go swimming?
  4. Are there any problems I should watch for? What do I do if they fall out?
  5. How will I know if they're working? What should I do if they don't?