There are some simple things you can do to help reduce the risk of ‘glue ear’ in your child:
- Passive smoking is the biggest risk.
If you avoid smoking this will help reduce the risk
- Babies who are breast fed are less likely to get ‘glue ear’
- If your child is bottle fed, feed the child in an upright position.
- Avoid contact with large groups of children.
- Wash hands frequently (both parents, carer and children)
- Avoid contact with people suffering coughs and colds
- Avoid using a dummy beyond ten months of age
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like your feedback. If you wish to share your experience about your care and treatment or on behalf of a patient, please contact The Patient Experience Department who will advise you on how best to do this.
This service is based at The James Cook University Hospital but also covers the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, our community hospitals and community health services.