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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
several factors: Young children have less developed immune systems and the eustachian tube that allows fluid to drain from the middle ears is smaller and more horizontal, so it does not function as well. Young children also are exposed to other children with illnesses and are notorious for not having good hand hygiene and thus transmit illnesses more readily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Options ...: Clinical trials, starting in the 1970's, have clearly found that xylitol can reduce ear infections by 30-50%! xylitol is a naturally-occurring sugar that is difficult for bacteria to metabolize, and it helps prevent bacterial adherence to the upper respiratory lining. Xylitol is available in nasal sprays (best for infants) and chewing gum. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Whenever i swallow there is a small pain in the back left side of my mouth and in my left ear. What could this be?
Eustachian tube: This is most likely due to eustachian tube dysfunction...This thin floppy tube connects the ear to the mouth and can close off when allergies are acting up (or there is swelling in the area). If this is due to allergies, using any antihistamine may help. Have a friend look (awkward on yourself) to see if there are any sores or redness where it is hurting, if so, you may want to see your pcp doc. ...Read more
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