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If there is still fluid behind a child’s eardrums after a course of antibiotics, or if a child has repeated ear infections, an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist may recommend ear ventilation tubes (vent tubes).
If the ear infections are related to swollen or infected adenoids, an adenoidectomy may be recommended to remove the adenoids.