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Foreign Object In The Ear In Children
Every 10 days to 2 weeks my husband’s ear will feel clogged and he can’t hear well. He flushes it with warm water using a ear bulb. What comes out seems like a fibrous material, not wax. MD checked but saw nothing, not impacted, no foreign object. ?
I would never: You can wet a Q-tip and place the wet end near the object & then gently tease it off the eye. If it will not move, you need to go to an urgent care clinic so they can extract it. An alternative might be using a big bottle of artificial tears to squirt at/flush the object. You cannot control the flow or direction of a showerhead & are likely to do more harm than good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8yo has had for years an infection odor surrounding her head. Inside r nostril shows a swollen red lump. history epistaxis. Foreign object or what?
What test should be performed to see if there is an object in the ear - symptoms are sharp stabbing and severe pain?
Insects in baby ears: Yes they can. It can make babies feel irritable as they do not know what is going on in their ears. You may need to see your pediatrician if you think the baby has silver fish in his or her ears. ...Read more
Flushing: Your pediatrician or an ENT can flush them out and there are otc kits you can use to irrigate the ears periodically to keep them clean. ...Read more
Check up: see a doctor so that you can know what it is. ...Read more
Variety of methods: If object does not absorb water try the direct flush method in the shower. Do not try this with objects that could expand when wet. If object is a bug you may try floating it out with a few drops of oil. If object is visible and you feel safe it is possible to grab it with tweezers. This requires a steady hand and ear. If object is really wedged then visit your local practitioner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My husband cannot tolerate our children crying or wailing. He says that the sound of their cries hurts his ears. Could there be some underlying issue?
Reflects upbringing: This can represent a deep seated issue with his upbringing. Infants and toddlers who were yelled at or spanked for crying may not remember the process but can connect with the pain or dread when they hear a baby crying.Sometimes counseling can open up the old memory and allow the adult to change their response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, an object was pushed too far and it caused pain in the ear and down neck scans not shown any damage to inner ears etc could it be a nerve problem ?
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
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