Ear Tubes?

By Danielle
Posted December 7, 2012

My son has never had an ear infection, but has likely had fluid in his middle ears from birth. (He's 15 months.) So now they want to put in the ear tubes. Any thoughts? His diet is Gluten/Casein/Sugar Free. I've also had him to a chiropractor just to see if it would help.


Answered:  January 28, 2013 by Dr. Sidney Baker

The answer to your question depends on the status of his hearing.  If it is impaired the threat to development of speech presents high stakes, which enter the risk to benefit equation by calling for haste. If hearing is normal then you have time to investigate the possible allergic causes of the congestion in his Eustacian tubes and middle ear.