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What causes glue ear?

Answer: 

Glue ear is more common in winter and more common in boys than girls. Many children can get glue ear because of: 

  • A cold
  • An ear infection
  • Allergies to pets, pollen or dust

Passive smoking may also cause glue ear in some children. Some children with palate problems, such as a cleft palate, can keep getting glue ear.

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