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My 5-week premature son was born with floppy ears. He is 1 now. His helix regions are firmer but still a bit soft/droopy. Will they harden with time?
How early can ear surgery be performed? My toddler has floppy ears, and i know that we are going to want to have ear surgery done to pin back his ears. Can this be done before he starts preschool?
Will the scars be sensitive to the touch or easily irritated in the years following ear surgery? Is the area involved in ear surgery prone to irritation? My daughter has floppy ears. I realize that some techniques actually cut and reshape the ear. If a fo
Have pierced ears for earrings. Over time holes have stretched and ear lobes have become floppy. Any ear lobe procedure for this?
I got hit on right side of face , earlobe is droopy, thickened skin, numb and floppy . Jaw and ear area sore . Is this damage permanent ?
I was hit on my face and have a swollen ear lobe and tenderness around the ear . The swollen ear lobe is long, thick and floppy . Is this permanent?
Hematoma: You could have a hematoma..(collection of blood/bruise)in the soft tissue of the ear lobe. This is very common and if it occurs frequently (as in Boxers) so called "Cauliflower ear" may develop. A single episode is unlikely to produce any permanent changes however! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Legs/arms falling: Asleep are from pressure on nerves or decreased blood flow, in that order. Numbness and tingling from nerve pressure is common during sleep when we don't move much. The numbness etc is temporary malfunction of the sensory part of the nerve. Temporary floppieness is a malfunction of the signals sent from the spine to the muscles. As long as its temporary, it's normal. ...Read more
Hearing loss: Many people have damage to their hearing mechanism either from trauma or infection. When the tiny sensory hairs in the cochlea are damaged, they will act as if they are hearing even when it is silent. Because the ringing is constant, that implies a long-term hearing problem. This can be evaluated by an audiologist who may recommend hearing aids if you are having difficulty hearing conversations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer