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Glue ear

(8 Posts)
helsbels03 Thu 18-Aug-11 22:09:17

anyone else dc got glue ear-it is usually a winter thing. It is making dd age 4 very grumpy and short tempered.does anyone have any ideas to help her.

ballstoit Thu 18-Aug-11 22:47:00

DD1 had glue ear. All year round. Then DS got other sinus/ear/throat problems so they both had more tests. They both have a dust mite allergy and the following things help;

- Anti allergy mattress protector.
- Washing bedding at 60 degrees plus.
- Hoovering daily (wood floors would be better but we rent so not possible)

What is she having in terms of referral/treatment? DD changed literally overnight when she had her grommits. From a whingey bag of grumpiness to a happy little charmer. It's such a short, strightforwarrd op, I'd push and push for it if I were you.


HarrietJones Thu 18-Aug-11 22:52:07

I have glue ear. Clearing out from the nasal end helps, nasal sprays to clear tubes.
I'm much More sympathetic to dd2now when she has it.

simpson Thu 18-Aug-11 22:54:49

have you got appt at the hosp??

I agree DS changed overnight once he had the grommets in (just over a yr ago and they are still in place, had check up last wk)

helsbels03 Fri 19-Aug-11 09:26:15

Washing bed clothes as we speak. We have dr appoint this morning so shall ask again about grommits..

Thank you for your advice

ballstoit Sat 20-Aug-11 20:49:50

How did you get on at the drs?

helsbels03 Thu 25-Aug-11 21:22:49

Sorry for late reply, she said there was nothing they could do except bring her back if no better next week. But I guess at least it's on her record now. We will keep going back again, and again!!

DeWe Thu 25-Aug-11 22:17:05

If it's only for this week or so then I doubt they'll look at grommets. Ds has had ear infections, and glue ear constantly when he doesn't have grommets in, he's on the second set age 4. Grommets make a huge difference to him in reducing the infections (and burst ear drums) down to almost nothing as well as giving him normal (just) hearing. Even then I had to get the consultant to look at him again to get the second set of grommets.
If you think she's generally/frequently got it then start by requesting a hearing appointment with ENT. When you're there you can ask about grommets.

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