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How to fix my floppy ear cartilage?

How to fix my floppy ear cartilage?

Ear cartilage: Were you born with the condition, or was it acquired thru injury? A plastic surgeon or ENT specialist should be able to evaluate the problem & offer you options for treatment. ...Read more

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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?

 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

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Is floppiness after legs falling asleep a sign of a nerve condition?

Is floppiness after legs falling asleep a sign of a nerve condition?

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

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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?

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 more

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