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Ear Tubes (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Medical attention may be necessary in the following circumstances:

  • If the child has experienced several ear infections (ear drainage, particularly bloody drainage) within a relatively short period of time.
  • The child has persistent ear drainage after using the drops as ordered.
  • The child has increasing ear pain without ear drainage.
  • The ear becomes swollen with ear drainage and the drops will not go in.
  • If the caregiver is told there is an ear problem and there is no ear drainage.
  • If any significant change of hearing is noted.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/25/2014
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