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Ear Tubes Surgery & Treating Chronic Ear Infections in Corpus Christi

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.


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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.

Myringotomy Ear Tubes and Placement

Myringotomy tubes are small tubes placed into the ear drum that equalize the pressure between the middle ear space and the outside world. Equalizing this pressure prevents fluid from building up in the middle ear such as in chronic otitis media, and also keeps pressure from building in cases of Eustachian tube dysfunction. 

These tubes are placed using a simple surgical procedure in the operating room in children, and often in the office setting in adults. Placement of myringotomy tubes takes less than 10 minutes and instantly treats conditions such as chronic otitis media, recurrent ear infections, middle ear fluid resulting in hearing loss, and pressure and pain in the ear from Eustachian tube dysfunction, and instantly stops the need for prolonged oral and topical daily medications.  These tubes stay in place on average for 6 months to 3 years depending upon the condition being treated, and fall out of the ear drum on their own. 

Chronic ear conditions at Corpus Christi ENT Sinus & Allergy are first evaluated with a thorough physical examination, medical treatment when beneficial, testing when appropriate, and recommended myringotomy tube placement when therapeutic in adults and pediatric patients.

Corpus Christi ENT Sinus & Allergy

Corpus Christi, TX

5641 Esplanade Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Call: 361-320-6130

Fax: 361-287-0101

Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm

Affiliated with Advanced Hearing Aid & Diagnostics, LLC

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