- Grommet insertion is a day procedure with minimal postoperative pain.
- The ear should be kept dry until the first postoperative visit, avoiding swimming, and avoiding your child’s head going under the water in the bath. It is possible to rinse the hair with water from the tap in a jug, or with a shower. Ear plugs are not necessary at this stage.
- Antibiotic drops are usually prescribed (ciloxan), and are taken 3 drops to each ear 3X a day for 5 days.
- This will be at 2-3 weeks after surgery.
At this point we will have a detailed discussion about water precautions.