Tips

  1. Ear Infection Tip: If your child has an ear infection, try applying a warm cloth to the affected ear to help relieve the pain. Children’s ibuprofen or pediatric acetaminophen can also help reduce pain and fever.
  2. PE Tubes Tip: If your child doesn’t respond to antibiotics to clear up ear infections or experiences persistent otitis media, your healthcare provider may recommend PE Tube surgery.
  3. Pre-Procedure Tip: Remember to bring any medications your child is taking, a list of known allergies, personal and/or military identification, and health insurance documents when you check in for your child’s PE Tube surgery.
  4. Pre-Procedure Tip: Be sure to bring personal items that will make your child more comfortable at the hospital, such as your child’s favorite toy or stuffed animal, their own pillow, or their favorite music.
  5. Post-Procedure Tip: It’s a good idea to have two adults available for the ride home from the hospital — one to drive and one to care for the child.
  6. Medication Tip: If your child is experiencing pain or fever, DO NOT give them aspirin because it could lead to other health issues. If you child is not responding to medication, call your healthcare provider.