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For some time my daughter (3 years old) complained about the ear with every cold - in fact, she was always accompanied by otitis. Recently, I noticed a slight "hearing loss" in her right ear. We were on two visits to the ENT doctor who found that there was no pressure in the right ear. The doctor says that if the situation in the ear does not improve during the month, she will have to have a drain fitted. Is it necessary? Are there any other ways to avoid surgery? Her daughter's medications are METMIN once a day in her nose at night.

In the event of persistent negative pressure or fluid in the tympanic cavity, the only treatment is to insert the drains. The procedure is performed when there is no improvement after conservative treatment, e.g. the use of topical corticosteroids and AMSA inhalation.

Remember that our expert's answer is informative and will not replace a visit to the doctor.

Krystyna Kizler-Sobczyk, MD, PhD

She is a graduate of the Medical Academy in Warsaw. She cooperated with renowned medical institutions in Poland and abroad, incl. with the Independent Public He althcare Center in Warsaw Wola and the Kuwait Medical Center hospital. He also works at the Department of Otolaryngology, Department of Dentistry at the Medical University of Warsaw.

Specializes in otolaryngology. At the MML Medical Center, he deals mainly with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the nose, sinuses, pharynx, larynx and ears in adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of audiology diseases and surgical treatment of nasal obstruction.

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