Ear Tubes Surgery & Treating Chronic Ear Infections
Some people battle painful and never-ending ear infections. Problems with the tonsils, adenoids, and ears can combine to cause chronic infections. Chronic infections are especially prominent in children whose ear canals are immature. These problems can blunt a child’s hearing, making it hard for them to develop the auditory acuity needed for normal speech.
The first line of treatment for ear infections is usually antibiotics and pain medicine. Sometimes treating allergies can also help prevent chronic ear infections. If these methods aren’t effective or you still get chronic infections, we may suggest surgery.
Ear Tubes Surgery
If fluid builds up behind your eardrum and is not draining properly ENT Specialists of Alaska may recommend inserting ear tubes. These tiny, spool-shaped insertions can improve hearing, reduce pressure and pain and reduce the need for ongoing antibiotics.
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