doctors will not suggest any treatment for glue ears for at least three
months. However, he or she will ask for frequent follow-up visits, at
times on a monthly basis, to check your child’s ears. On-going
observation is an option if development of speech is normal. As the
child grows older, he or she is less likely to have glue ears.
are another medical treatment option. Grommets are tiny plastic tubes
which will be inserted in your child’s ears through a short surgery.
This is an option which can be considered if your child’s speech
development is hampered due to glue ears. The following are things to be
considered in grommets:
Grommets allow air into the space behind the eardrum which does not allow fluid to fill up there.
There is less risk of any infectious fluid build-up once the grommets have been inserted.
If infectious fluid does build up, it will flow out through the grommets.
is good if you discuss both the options with your child specialists, as
they hold the medical expertise to suggest a way forward.