ear infections

United States
November 10, 2006 4:10pm CST
If your child has had several ear infections in a year and the doc hasn't suggested tubes would you?
5 responses
@zeus1a (1048)
• Netherlands
10 Nov 06
Visit another clinician, i am a geneticist in in our lab a group is specialised in hearing loss.I am not familiar with ear diseases but multiple infection can affect the cochlea and the ear inner structures resulting in progressive hearing loss.NO reason to be worried or scared but maybe search it thorougly
• United States
11 Nov 06
thank you for the response, I was asking about a friends child. She is going to push for tubes as he's had 11 ear infections, some double and he's only 15 months old
• United States
11 Nov 06
I say NOOOOOOOO TO TUBES!!! My sister has had ear infections all her life from the time she was 3 mths old..when she was 2 or 3 they put in tubes..against moms better judgement..she was torn between the decission..but my aunt talked her into it..wendy had soo many problems with them..and had many other surgeries to have to put it back in..It was aweful, and i felt soo bad for her..she finally had enough..and had them taken out..now shes 30 and fine..and I talked to other people in the years and no one i talked to are for Tubes at all..and all I have heard are the horror stories..Please fisn another way around this and use it as a very last resort..
• United States
11 Nov 06
I say NOOOOOOOO TO TUBES!!! My sister has had ear infections all her life from the time she was 3 mths old..when she was 2 or 3 they put in tubes..against moms better judgement..she was torn between the decission..but my aunt talked her into it..wendy had soo many problems with them..and had many other surgeries to have to put it back in..It was aweful, and i felt soo bad for her..she finally had enough..and had them taken out..now shes 30 and fine..and I talked to other people in the years and no one i talked to are for Tubes at all..and all I have heard are the horror stories..Please fisn another way around this and use it as a very last resort..
@delina123 (2455)
• Canada
11 Nov 06
I dont under stand because my daughter got them 2 years ago when she was 5
• United States
11 Nov 06
My sons had chronic ear infections from birth on. They didn't have tubes in their ears until they were 3 years old. I am not sure if it really did help them or not. They kept coming out and had to have more surgeries to have them replaced. Finally at age 7 they had their last ones inserted.