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  1. After surgery you will be given drop to use in the ear(s). You will use 3 drops per day, in operated ear for 3 days.
  2. Try to keep the ears as dry as possible.
    • We recommend using ear plugs while in the bath or swimming.
    • Our office has proper fitted ear plugs for recommended protection or extra precaution while swimming or bathing.
    • Alternative to the ear plugs would be a cotton ball in the outer ear canal with Vaseline to make a seal.
    • Submerging your head under bath water is not recommended. Showering is preferable.
  3. Please telephone 9300 9800 for a post op appointment.
  4. Generally tubes will stay in place for 6 – 12 months unless long term tubes are placed. You will be informed prior to surgery if long term tubes are needed.
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When to call the office

You should call our office if you develop a FEVER GREATER THAN 38.5 degrees Celsius.

  • If you develop a low grade (below 38.5) fever, you make take Panadol, use as directed from the manufacturer.

Bright red bleeding from the ear canal in moderate amounts

  • Blood tinged discharge may occur for up to 3 days after surgery. For heavy bright red bleeding please call our office.
  • You should contact the office during regular business hours, if you notice drainage that smells and is crusting in and/or around the ear canal, the patient will need an appointment for an exam.