Otovent? is a surgical balloon which is blown up through the nose. It works best when it is used three times daily (once in the morning, lunchtime or after school, and in the evening) or at least twice each day (in the morning and evening), if three times a day is not feasible. You will need to do this until all the excess fluid has been drained away and should start to see results as early as a few days into using the Otovent? balloon.
*NEW* Recommended by the National Institue for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
In March 2016 NICE published a Medtech Innovation Briefing report on Otovent?. The report reviews four clinical trials involving a total of 565 children. All trials showed statistically significant improvements in middle ear function with Otovent? compared with standard care. The report further evaluates the Otovent? device and suggests that it could be the first line treatment for glue ear which may eliminate the need for grommet surgery and reduce costs to the NHS by reducing the need for surgical intervention.