Group issues guidelines for using ear tubes in children

07/1/2013 | USA Today · CNN/The Chart blog

Children who get frequent ear infections and who have fluid buildup should be considered candidates for ear tubes, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation's guidelines released on Monday. However, the guidelines, which cover children ages 6 months to 12 years, recommend against tubes for children who have frequent ear infections but no fluid buildup.

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