Care following grommets or T-tubes

  1. No school or work for 24 hours. You can return to school or work after 24 hours.

  2. You can resume normal activities after 24 hours.

  3. Keep your ears dry during showering or bathing by placing cotton wool smeared in Vaseline into the bowl of your ear. Do this for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks you can shower or bathe normally without ear protection.

  4. Avoid swimming for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks you can resume swimming without ear protection.

  5. You can fly straight after your operation.

  6. If you develop an ear infection (usually in the form of an ear discharge), you will need a prescription for antibiotic ear drops (not oral antibiotics) for 1 week. Please inform either Mr. Trinidade or your doctor. 

  7. Your first post-operative visit with Mr. Trinidade will be at around 6 to 8 weeks following the operation. A hearing test will usually be performed at this time.