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Hi,<br>
My ds has had several bouts of stuttering over the past year or so. He has a really developed vocabulary, but would all the sudden have trouble with one or several words in a sentence. On occasion he would become really frustrated and start to cry because he couldn't get it out or he would just drop words that he had been using for months.<br><br>
It always seemed that his stuttering was caused by an ear infection. This wasn't usually immediately apparent because he didn't complain of ear pain and seemed only mildly ill (not the full-blown screaming and fever that you think of normally). However, when we took him in and then treated with antibiotics, his stuttering also went away.<br><br>
Now the stuttering is back, seemingly out of the blue. He hasn't had a cold of any kind and says his ears don't hurt. Seems healthy in all respects.<br><br>
Has anyone else had it happen that their child stuttered from inner or middle ear fluid build up or wax build up not associated with an ear infection? I read about "glue ear" and it sounds like a possibility. I'm wondering if he has allergies that make the tubes swell and get clogged.<br>
It could also be developmental, of course, but with all the other experiences linked to ear infections, I just have to wonder...<br>
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