Glue ear
A build up of fluid in the middle ear without any pain.
Source

Glue ear

A build up of fluid in the middle ear without any pain.

Symptoms:

  • Partial or inconsistent deafness, likely to follow reapeated ear infections that have been treated with antibiotics.
  • There is seldom pain involved.

Seriousness:

  • This is not an emergency, but is best diagnosed by a doctor.

Treatment:

  • General anaesthetic may be required so that a doctor can withdraw fluid from the middle ear.
  • In some cases, a small cut is made in the eardrum for a tiny plastic tube (grommet) to be inserted. 
  • The grommet falls out on its own at a later stage.

Read Parent24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 
 
 
 
Directories

Everything from parties to pre-schools in your area.

Jobs - Find your dream job

Engineer

Rosebank

R560.00 - R600.00 Per Hour

Sales Representative in Ulundi

KwaZulu-Natal
Roots Sales and Merchandising

Junior sales trainer

Port Elizabeth
Roots Sales & Merchandising
R4 000.00 - R7 000.00 Per Month

Property - Find a new home