Living With Ear Tubes

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Living With Ear Tubes

I had a question the other day about ear tubes.

Ear tubes are plastic and shaped like a hollow spool.

Tubes are suggested for children who have repeat ear infections or when fluid stays behind the eardrum.

A specialist places the tubes through a small surgical opening made in the eardrum.

The child is unconscious under general anesthesia for this surgery.

Tubes can help with ear infections because they:

>Allow air to enter the middle ear.

>Allow fluid to flow out of the middle ear through the tube into the ear canal.

>Clear the fluid from the middle ear and restore hearing.

>Prevent future buildup of fluid in the middle ear while they’re in place.

>Decrease the feeling of pressure in the ears, which reduces pain.

Ear tubes often restore hearing.

While the tubes are in place, they often prevent buildup of pressure and fluid in the middle ear.

And they can reduce pain.

Tubes may keep ear infections from recurring while the tubes are in place.

But infections may return after the tubes are gone.

Some children who have tubes inserted may need to have tubes reinserted.

Tubes may scar the eardrum.

Scarring may lead to minor hearing loss.

Tubes can be inserted in an outpatient surgery clinic.

Children usually recover quickly and have little pain or other symptoms after surgery.

Children can usually go home within 1 to 2 hours after the surgery.

Your child will probably be able to return to school or child care the next day.

To deal with ear tubes it’s beneficial to:

*After surgery, try to consume at least 10 cups of liquids each day, including purified water, herbal teas, juices and protein drinks.

*Herbal teas are highly recommended before and after surgery.  Try alfalfa, dandelion, nettle, bromelain, burdock root, red clover, milk thistle, pau d’arco and/or rose hips.

*Add fiber to the diet.

*Keep meals small, 5-7 light, nutritious meals.

*Increase essential fats (flax oil, fish oils, Omega-3 oils).

*Avoid dairy products because they’re generally very mucous forming.

*Eliminate smoking and secondhand smoke.  Ear infections happen more often to children who are around cigarette smoke.  Even the fumes from tobacco smoke on your hair and clothes can affect them.

*Eliminate sugar because it “turns off” the immune system.

*For frequent infections, Optiflora and NutriFeron should be taken to build the immune system.

*Some find ear candling beneficial and relaxing.

*If excess wax is a frequent issue, increase essential fats intake.

*Be careful of swimming pools and hot tubs that harbor bacteria/fungi or high levels of chlorine.

If you’re dealing with ear tubes, try these (100% money-back guarantee):

It’s essential to use:  Incredivites, Protein, Optiflora, Defend & Resist, Immunity Formula, NutriFeron, Garlic, Vitamin C, Zinc.

It’s important to use:  Alfalfa, B-Complex, CarotoMax, FlavoMax, Vitamin D, OmegaGuard, GLA.

It’s beneficial to use:  DTX, Gentle Sleep Complex, Vivix.

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