Expect Kids With Ear Tubes to Get Otic Antibiotics Instead of Oral Antibiotics

Children with ear tubes have some unique med considerations.

These tympanostomy tubes may be inserted into a child's eardrums to help drain middle ear fluid and reduce frequency of middle ear infections.

But if a child with tubes does develop acute otitis media, expect them to get up to a 10-day course of antibiotic drops in the ear...instead of oral antibiotics.

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