Posted by: Jurika | 2006/04/05


Grommits (Pypies in Ore)

My 2 year old daughter just got het grommits and I want to know what precautions I have to take. I know about no water in the ears, but for how long?? Could you please help me!!

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You should not allow water to get into her ear canals. This is most likely to happen when washing her hair or bathing her. This is the most important thing you should do.Ear plugs are availale to prevent water getting in or you can use a small plug of Prestik. Shape it like a small mushroom and push it gently in to the openings of her ears.Remove after contact with water is over.

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Posted by: Louise | 2013/07/23

Good day, my 15 month boy went for grommits last week and thursday, sunday he started gettig sick, his ears are very red en his nose runny and now a cough that makes him bring it up, he sleeps all the time.. can all this have something to do with grommits?? before the grommits he was on 4 courses antibiotics... He was 2 weeks ago at the pediatrician and he said to get the grommits... but still my child is staying sick...

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Posted by: Natalie | 2006/04/07

hi Jurika,
my son had his first set of grommits put in his ears two weeks before he turned two. the ent specialist who did it, told me no water in the ears for SIX months. so, no swimming, showering, or swimming in the bath, etc. it was hard, but we managed to keep it up. for the first three months we kept water out of his ears completely. then, we allowed him short periods of time to play in the water with the ear plugs in his ears. it was a bit difficult in the first three months, especially for him cause like i said, we were not allowing him to play or swim at all. it was just bath and get out. and i found a way of washing his hair without water getting in his ears. but what we did wa keep his hair exstremely short,so we would take a wet face cloth squeeze excess water out and rub his hair wet then shampoo and remove the shampoo the same way again. but that might be difficult with your child being a girl. its difficult to just tell you things, its better if you ask anything else you need to know, that i might be able to help you with. you know, each child is also different and reacts to the same things differently. hope this helped.

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