Allergy and Sinus Conditions
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MYRINGOTOMY WITH TUBES

  • DIET: Resume regular diet.
  • ACTIVITY: No restrictions.
  • MEDICATIONS: Ear drops (Floxin or Ciprodex), 5 drops in affected ear(s) 2 times a day for 3 days. Discomfort is usually relieved by Tylenol.
  • FOLLOW-UP: Return to the office 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. Call for an appointment if not already scheduled. Generally, this appointment is made at the time your surgery is scheduled.
  • WORK/SCHOOL: May return the day after surgery.
  • INFORMATON: There may be some bloody drainage from the ear. If this does occur, it should decrease over the first 3 days. Report drainage that persists for more than 3 days. Call the doctor for excessive bleeding or pain, and/or fever over 100.4°F.
    • Surface swimming and bathing are allowed while the tubes are in and no ear plugs are needed. However, if diving, swimming in a lake or river, or bathing in very soapy water, earplugs should be worn. These can be obtained through your local pharmacy. If water is bothering your ears, then earplugs should be worn. If episodes of drainage occur frequently after the tubes are inserted, we may suggest the use of earplugs.