A Parent's Guide to Ear Tubes

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PMPH-USA, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 128 pages
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Ear tubes are inserted in more than 10,000 children every week in the United States. Written by an international authority on otitis media (middle ear problems), A Parent's Guide to Ear Tubes will help you decide if your child needs ear tubes and how to benefit most if ear tubes are placed. The book addresses, in a straightforward manner, the ......
 

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Thank you so much for this clear information. I wish I would have read this before calling my ENT on a Sat. night, before I put wax removal drops into my son's ears with tubes! He was having ear pain after swimming, I thought the drops might sooth the pain. The drops caused severe pain, which your book clearly states. I'll recommend this book to anyone who has a child that gets ear tubes. 

Contents

Understanding Ear Tubes
1
A 200YearOld Idea
2
How Your Ear Works
3
Why Children Get Middle Ear Problems
6
How Ear Tubes Work
7
Questions and Answers
11
Antibiotics Ear Tubes and Your Child
19
What Antibiotics Doand Dont Dofor Ear Problems
21
An Ounce of Prevention
72
Problems and Complaints
74
When the Tube Wont Behave
77
Questions and Answers
81
Ear Infections and Draining Tubes
85
Keeping the Ear Clean
87
Appropriate Use of Antibiotic Ear Drops
89
When to Use Oral Antibiotics
92

Resistant Bacteria and Your Child
23
How Ear Tubes Reduce Your Childs Antibiotic Burden
25
Appropriate Use of Oral Antibiotics for Ear Problems
27
Questions and Answers
33
Making the Tube Decision
39
What to Expect From Watchful Waiting
45
What to Expect From Ear Tubes
50
Why a Hearing Test is Important
54
To Tube or Not to Tube
56
Questions and Answers
58
Ear Tube Owners Manual
66
Swimming and Bathing with Tubes
69
Frequent or Persistent Drainage
94
Questions and Answers
96
After the Tubes Fall Out
100
Life Without Tubes
101
Here We Go Again
102
Eardrum Changes
106
Final Thoughts
110
Questions and Answers
111
Glossary
114
References
118
Index
124
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