How many ear infections does he get until tubes?

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Lesley - posted on 04/26/2009

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my daughter had tubes put in at 11 months old after they gave her every antibiotic that the could give her and after they all failed she was also a premie by a month and a half

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My 18 month old just got tubes about 10 days ago. I also work for a pharmaceutical company that does research in the ear/nose/throat domain. In general, the rule is 3 ear infections in 6 months or 6 infections in 12 months. They don't help everyone, and sometimes they fall out, but if you're fighting chronic ear infections it's worth a trip to the ENT.

So far, so good for us- there was fluid in his ears when we saw the ENT, 7 days after completing a course of antibiotics for an ear infection. His 18 month well-baby was Friday, and his ears are clear and dry! Good luck!

Heather - posted on 04/26/2009

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Both my sons had loads of ear infections the eldest was 4 years old when he was operated on but the youngest was 2 and half, tubes don't always work though the yongest had to have the op again 18 months ago. I think it must depend on your doctor and local hospital, keep pushing to see a specalist, keep a dairy etc go armed with loads of info when you go to the hospital

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