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How accurate is the braun ear thermoscan for kids?

How accurate is the braun ear thermoscan for kids?

Not at all: Braun ear is inaccurate for several reasons 1 it must point directly to canal can't because can't see thru 2 wax won't let light thru tried it with compare rectal and could not get any compare higher or lower best is rectal next is temporal (not expensive) another advise if child has fever always take temp before medication so md can be informed when exam helps dx. ...Read more

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How precise is the braun ear thermoscan for children temperature?

How precise is the braun ear thermoscan for children temperature?

Good: Used properly, that particular scanner is actually quite accurate. The gold standard is still a rectal temperature, but we know how easy this is on a two year old! Things that may affect it's accuracy a little bit are if ear canal completely plugged with wax or icky debris from an infection. ...Read more

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What is normal ear temp range while pregnant. I have a thermoscan. What min ear temp is considered fever for me?

What is normal ear temp range while pregnant. I have a thermoscan. What min ear temp is considered fever for me?

98.6 degree F (37.0): Normal body temps are close to 98.6 degrees fahrenheit. (37.0 degrees centigrade). Ear temperatures are usually a 1/2 or 1 degree lower than normal and fevers are usually described as > 100.4 f (>38.0 c). Contact your doc if your temp is over 101 & especially (since it's flu season) if you also have cough, ha, or sore throat. Anti-viral meds are helpful especially if you test pos for swine flu. ...Read more

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Is the braun ear thermometer accurate for children's temperatures?

Is the braun ear thermometer accurate for children's temperatures?

YES: Ear thermometers when used correctly can be quite accurate. There are some limitations, . It is not as good in infants due to their ear canal size. But in older children and teens and adults it is great. ...Read more

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I have noticed that my ear thermometer by braun always seems to read a degree or so higher than my digital. Is this generally the case?

Check the setting: Some of these thermometers allow you t set the readout as oral vs rectal and program in an extra degree for the rectal setting. It may require reading through the instructions that came with the product to reset it. ...Read more

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How to stop ringing ears?

How to stop ringing ears?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What makes ears feel full?

What makes ears feel full?

Full feeling ears: Nasal congestion for a cold or nasal allergy symptoms, fluid in the ears, airplane descent or descent from high altitude, are some of the things that can make the ears full. There is physics involved, but simply put, ear feel full or plugged when the eustachian tube that is responsible for equalizing pressure between the middle ear space and the "outside" fails to do so for some reason or other. ...Read more

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What to do for ringing ears at 49?

What to do for ringing ears at 49?

Hearing loss?: Tinnitus is usually associated by some kind of hearing loss. So the first thing for anyone who has ear ringing that won't go away is to be have a formal hearing test. A good ENT visit will be useful for you. ...Read more

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What causes the ears to be smelly?

What causes the ears to be smelly?

Possible infection?: If this is something that is new for you it sounds it might be associated with an infection especially if you have discharge and/or pain associated. Get seen by a doctor in order to take a look and final diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of ringing of ears?

What are possible causes of ringing of ears?

Tinnitus: You would need to be evaluated by your otolaryngologist and your audiologist to get more info about the cause. Loud noises and head injuries are two common reasons for chronic tinnitus. ...Read more

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Help unblocking ear?

Help unblocking ear?

Lets look inside: We'd need to look inside.
It's probably wax
try some ear drops to soften things up. It may fall out on its own.

Don't use qtips. You may puncture your ear drum and lose your hearing. ...Read more

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Constant rining in ear?

Constant rining in ear?

Tinnitus.: Didn't see your age or whether this is one sided, but....It needs explanation. Most tinnitus is bilateral and associated with significant noise exposure and age. Some medications can cause this but again both sides. See your doc and have an audiogram. ...Read more

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My ears aren't working?

My ears aren't working?

See your doctor: You will need some testing to see what is going on. ...Read more

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How can I unclog my ears?

How can I unclog my ears?

Depends on cause: Ear clogging is a very common symptom and can be due to problems in either the outer, middle or inner ear. The most common outer ear issue is wax, the most common middle ear issue is fluid and the most common inner ear issue is high frequency hearing loss. Wax can be cleared with softening drops and gentle irrigation. Fluid can be cleared by holding your nose and blowing. If no help see an ent. ...Read more

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How to cure ear infectiom?

How to cure ear infectiom?

Antibiotics: With suffering: wait it out and take motrin. To minimize suffering: antibiotics. ...Read more

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What causes ringing in ears?

TINNITUS (RINGING EAR: It can be caused by several medical conditions and you need to check with your doctor
, following common conditions
allergies, ear infections, hearing loss, wxcessive wax, brain or head injury, stress, hypothyroidism, lyme disease, TMJ disfunction, high blood pressure, meniers disease, otosclerosis, and poor circulation. ...Read more

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Why are my ears turning blue?

Why are my ears turning blue?

Could be: It can be something absolutely normal, but in the presence of other signs may indicate abnormalities which should be looked at by a physician. See you primary care doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will an ear unclog on its own?

Will an ear unclog on its own?

Sometimes: Often it will not. You can try the over-the-counter treatments and then see an ENT doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

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How to cure ringing in the ears?

How to cure ringing in the ears?

No complete cure: Tinnitus is ringing in the ears caused by damage to the hearing nerve. It is typically heard at the frequency of the damage. It is essentially the brain thinking it heard a sound at that frequency when there is no sound. The brain hears it because of the damage and does not always resolve fully. Treatment involves masking the sound or other conservative treatments. Surgery is a last resort. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the ear?

What could cause pain in the ear?

Many causes: When people come to see me with ear pain, I have found many causes. Can be an infection in the middle ear space behind the eardrum, or in the ear canal (swimmer's ear). Can be referred pain from the jaw joint or tmj, which is immedicately in front of the ear. Sometimes it is referred pain from the throat, from sinus drainage or throat infection. A plugged eustacian tube can cause pressure and pain. ...Read more

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What controls balance in the ear?

What controls balance in the ear?

Vestibular system: Inside the inner ear the semi circular canals contain fluid that shifts when we move stimulating nerves that connect to the brain controlling balance. ...Read more

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What could cause ringing in the ear?

What could cause ringing in the ear?

TINNITUS (RINGING EAR: It can be caused by several medical conditions and you need to check with your doctor
, following common conditions
allergies, ear infections, hearing loss, wxcessive wax, brain or head injury, stress, hypothyroidism, lyme disease, TMJ disfunction, high blood pressure, meniers disease, otosclerosis, and poor circulation. ...Read more

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What could cause crinkling in the ear?

Air movement: When air moves through your eustachian tube into your middle ear space, it can cause your ear drum to move. This sounds like cellophane. ...Read more

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How can ringing in the ear be treated?

How can ringing in the ear be treated?

Treat the cause/meds: Treatment is treat the cause if u can, that's the treatment, if there is no cause found than theatment is difficult, some recommend niacin, but there is no evidence to support it.Gabapentin has been triedin high doses reduces the annoyance level of tinnitus, but did not decrease the volume of noise. Campral was studied in brazil which showed 87%relief of symptoms. Studies are ongoing in us. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to ear pinning?

Is there an alternative to ear pinning?

There are reports in: The japanese medical literature that using a head band in newborn babies with protruding ears produced good results. Other than this, otoplasty is the treatment of choice. Cartilage is very elastic and it is difficult to change its shape. ...Read more

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Ear keeps ringing! Help what should I od?

Ear keeps ringing! Help what should I od?

Add some noise: When there is competing environmental sounds, the ringing in your ears can be "masked" or drowned out. This is why some physicians recommend the use of noise machines or air fans for those individuals who had difficulty sleeping due to the ringing when in a quiet setting. ...Read more

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What is the cause of ringing in the ears??

What is the cause of ringing in the ears??

Tinnitus: Could be multiple things. Sensorineural hearing loss, infection, labrynthitis, Ménière's disease, wax build up etx. Better get checked out by a physician and possibly an audiology test. ...Read more

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