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Posted by: Desire | 2008/06/21

grommets

Hi there
My two year old daughter had to get grommets when she was six months old. about a month ago i noticed the one grommet in her ear but it is still about 5mm into her ear and i am scared to remove it. the problem is that she is constantly fiddeling with this ear and i want to know if i shold remove it. it can be stuck to the eardrum asi can clearly see it. the other thing is that i can see wax so i want to know if it is safe to use some cerumol to see if this could maybe dislodge the litlle tube. and if so, may i use the cerumol in her other ear as maybe the grommet is still in the drum? i am not willing to pay the ENT R350 for something i can do myself... but can I?

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You can ask your GP to remove the grommets, as you might damage her ears when trying to remove it yourself. You do not have to consult an ENT.

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