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does anyone know how kids start acting when their tubes in their ears start to fall out?

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Asked by kolbiesmommy at 10:26 AM on Aug. 22, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • I don't no. My son's haven't fallen out yet. But my friends told me their kids acted no different. They didn't even no until the ENT told them the tubes had fallen out.

    Answer by lighthouse98 at 3:53 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • My son had tubes in and still has them firmly in. His doctors have said that usually they will fall out on their own and that most children will have no more issues with drainage and infections. Some kids do have problems and have to have another go round of putting another set of tubes back in. It just depends on the child. You just won't know until the tubes fall out how your child's ears will react. But like I said, the majority of children don't really need them again.

    Answer by frogdawg at 5:52 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • They shouldn't even know when they fall out. They are so tiny, they'll just fall out, maybe mixed in with some ear wax and you probably won't even see them. If you think there are some problems, take your child back to the ENT and have him checked out. Most kids don't need them again (mine hasn't so far) but there are some kids who have prolonged issues and as soon as the tubes come out they need new ones put in.

    Answer by slw123 at 6:00 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • Ive done the whole tube thing 3 times with my oldest! Kids act no different when they fall out unless their ears get infected!

    Answer by mommyof2boysmd at 3:41 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • well kolbie has had them twice and she is only 2 so yes kids do need them more than once and actually its more common that they do need them more than once.

    Answer by kolbiesmommy at 7:38 PM on Aug. 23, 2009

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