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Ear Tubes Not Necessary After 16 Months of Age

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Spontaneous recovery from recurrent acute otitis media is common with increasing age. Thus, until reliable causal evidence between recurrent otitis media and developmental disability is presented, chemoprophylaxis or tympanostomy tubes seem superfluous for most infants after the age of 16 months.

Alho OP, Laara E, Oja H   What is the natural history of recurrent acute otitis media in infancy?   J Fam Pract 1996 (Sep);   43 (3):   258-264