Your child may have some ear pain for up to 2 weeks after canalplasty. Your child also may feel dizzy for several hours after surgery. This is common.
Your child will feel tired for a day. But he or she should be able to go back to school or daycare in 1 or 2 days.
Your child's hearing should improve several weeks after surgery.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for your child to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to get better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
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Current as of: July 29, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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