Your paediatrician or ENT specialist may recommend an ear ventilation tube (vent tube) for your child to help treat ear infections that keep coming back or that last a long time.
A vent tube is a tiny tube that is put into your child's eardrum. It helps drain fluid from the middle ear to lessen the risk of ear infections.
Vent tubes may be recommended if:
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