Posted by: Katie | 2011-01-21


Hi. Do adults ever have grommets inserted, and for what reason? Thank you.

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Dear Katie

For similar problems than children, this is just more uncommon in adults.
1. Otitis Media with Effusion persisting for longer than 3 months.
2. Recurrent bouts of Acute Otitis Media
3. Acute Otitis Media not responding to conservative management

If the patient can hear, and there is no pain, one can generally wait a bit longer in adults to decide, as the hearing has been established.


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Posted by: Jacqui | 2011-03-14

Eustachian tube dysfunction - i was diagnosed with it and the nasal spray and cortisone has not work, so the next step for me is grommets and i''m 24 yrs old.

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