My ADHD Child and Ear Tubes

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My ADHD Child and Ear Tubes
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Thu, 03-18-2010 - 9:44am

My ADHD Child and Ear Tubes



  • My child has ADHD and has/had ear tubes
  • My child has ADHD and does not have/had ear tubes
  • My child does not have ADHD and has/had ear tubes
  • My child does not have adhd and does not have/had ear tubes
  • other


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 03-18-2010 - 9:46am

I was just doing some research the other night about ear tubes and ADHD, so I thought I would do a little poll to get answers from "real" people. Feel free to explain your answer! Thanks so much!

Tiffini

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Thu, 03-18-2010 - 10:45am
If your child has had constant infections, and has required multiple sets of tubes, like mine( 13 sets and counting), I would suggest testing for PANDAS. It is not the ear tubes, or the hearing problems( although hearing problems can mimic

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 03-19-2010 - 8:24am

I know the infections didn't cause the ADHD. I was talking with a friend the other day and her daughter was having problems with her ears again, and she has ADHD. I got to thinking after that, and the 3 of my children that have ADHD all also had ear infections/tubes. I have one child so far that has shown no signs of ADHD, and her ears are clear. I know it doesn't mean anything, but I was just curious to see the results of the poll.

Tiffini

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Fri, 03-19-2010 - 4:44pm

My ds had primary ear infections starting at 2 and lived on antibiotics - finally at 4 we had tubes put in (he had to be on antibiotics for 2 months to totally clear up the infection before surgery - he has never had an antibiotic since.

Denise

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Registered: 11-10-2003
Sat, 03-20-2010 - 10:45am
Did you see the story in the news about the girl who couldn't stop sneezing following a "cold". The sneezing turned out to be a tick caused by PANDAS. She was treated with antibiotics, then steroids, then an intravenous treatment called IVIG which finally stopped the sneezing over a course of two days.
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Registered: 06-04-2003
Sun, 03-21-2010 - 3:36pm

I did vote my child has ADHD and did not have ear tubes but I want to say, my child has ADHD and had FREQUENT ear infections from three months old and on...one per month until he was almost three.

Kathy

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Registered: 10-02-2003
Mon, 03-22-2010 - 8:49am
My son has ADHD and no ear tubes. He has probably only had 3 ear infections in his lifetime.
My wonderful boys
*Cathy*
My wonderful boys *Cathy*