Childhood Diseases

Posted by: aarifah | 2010-10-05


is grommets the only solution to ear infections

my son is 1 year 3 months old.he has been suffering for a while now with broncholitis which comes every 2nd,3rd month.he has been on treatments for this.he has also been suffering with a congested nose and an ear husband and i have taken him to an ENT specialist 2 weeks ago.He explained to us that he''s got fluid in his ears which needs to be drained out and the only solution is grommets.till we decide what to do,he prescribed DESELEX syrup for my baby which he has taking every day and he has not suffered with any pain since then,its seems to be helping.I need to know if grommets is the only operation solution or will the ear infection subside with the medication that we are giving him.

please advise me.

Expert's Reply



The natural way that the ears drain fluid is through the eustachian tubes. Thes tubes open into to back part of the nose.In many young children these tubes do not function normally or are blocked by enlarged adenoids or swelling of the mucous membrane lining of the nose. You can help your young son by simply using saline nose drops regularly to wash dried mucous out of his nose so that the eustachian tubes will start draining his ears again. The Deselex syrup will also help by reducing the swelling of the mucous membranes lining the inside of his nose. So with time his ears may drain all the mucous now behind his ear drums by themselves without grommets.

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