Post Op for Tubes
- After Surgery you will be given drops to use in the ear(s). You will use 2 drops, in each ear that has tubes, twice daily for 3 days.
- Try to keep ears as dry as possible.
- We recommend using ear plugs while in the bath or swimming.
- If you get water in your ears use a blow dryer at a safe distance directed at the ear canal.
- Our office has proper fitted ear plugs for recommended protection as well as headbands for extra precaution while swimming or bathing.
- Alternative to the ear plugs would be a cotton ball in the outer ear canal and smear over with Vaseline to make a seal.
- You will be given a post operative appointment to follow up. It is important you keep this appointment so that a post operative hearing test can be preformed.
- Generally tubes will stay in place for one year, unless long term tubes are placed. You will be informed prior to surgery if long term tubes are needed.
Feel Free to contact our office from 9-5 m-f with any non-emergency questions and a nurse can assist you.
When to call the office
Our emergency after hour’s number is 770-345-6600 or 770-429-2553
You should call our office if you develop a FEVER GREATER THAN 101.0 after surgery.
- If you develop a low grade (below 101.0) fever, you may take Tylenol use as directed from the manufacturer.
Bright red bleeding from the ear canal in moderate amounts
- Mild blood tinged discharge may occur for up to 3 days after surgery. For heavy bright red bleeding call our office.
- You should contact the office, during regular business hours, if you notice drainage that smells and is crusting in and/or around the ear canal, the patient will need an appointment for exam.