Ear tubes 301: How to care for a child’s ears after ventilation tube surgery

Your child had the surgery for ventilation tubes. Those little spool-shaped tubes are in her ears. Now what do you do? In this third of a three-part series, D. Randall Pinkston, MD, Otolaryngologist, discusses care for your child’s ears after surgery to place ventilation tubes. Ventilation tubes are often recommended for children who experience persistent … Continue reading Ear tubes 301: How to care for a child’s ears after ventilation tube surgery

Ear tubes 201: Is surgery for ear ventilation tubes safe?

Your child has persistent ear infections. She pulls on her ears. A lot. She has a runny nose. Almost all the time. So your doctor recommends surgery to place ventilation tubes in her ears. Should you worry? In this second of a three-part series, D. Randall Pinkston, MD, Otolaryngologist, discusses surgery for placing ventilation tubes in a child’s … Continue reading Ear tubes 201: Is surgery for ear ventilation tubes safe?

Ear tubes 101: What are they and why are they needed?

Persistent runny nose. An ear infection every month. Words that don’t sound quite right. These are signs—signs that might mean your little one may need tubes. If your child battles head colds and has regular ear infections—such that her hearing and speech development may be affected—you might consider talking to your doctor about ventilation tubes for her … Continue reading Ear tubes 101: What are they and why are they needed?