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Doctor insights on: Foreign Object In The Ear In Children

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How do you remove a foreign object from the ear?

How do you remove a foreign object from the ear?

ENT doc: Not a do it yourself project. You can push it in further and cause damage. See an ENT doc ASAP. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get tinnitis and severe symptoms from a foreign object stuck in my ear lobe?

Is it possible to get tinnitis and severe symptoms from a foreign object stuck in my ear lobe?

Anything is, but. .: A foreign body in your ear lobe would not be expected to produce tinnitus or change in hearing. I don't know what you mean by severe symptoms. Anything is possible, but tinnitus and a process on your ear lobe are not likely to be related. ...Read more

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Can I use a shower head to flush out a small foreign object in my eye?

Can I use a shower head to flush out a small foreign object in my eye?

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 more

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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?

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?

Foreign body: With the story you tell it is very conceivable that she has a foreign body in her nose. The swollen red lump can represent a response to a foreign body or it may be a nasal polyp she should have an ENT physician take a peek up her nose to verify the problem. ...Read more

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What test should be performed to see if there is an object in the ear - symptoms are sharp stabbing and severe pain?

What test should be performed to see if there is an object in the ear - symptoms are sharp stabbing and severe pain?

Examination: The first step is to have a visual examination of the ears. Your doctor will be able to identify any foreign object or infection. ...Read more

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Can silverfish enter into children's ears?

Can silverfish enter into children's ears?

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

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What can u do about wax build up n ur children's ears especially if its hard.

What can u do about wax build up n ur children's ears especially if its hard.

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

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Help please! Is common cold in children should be followed by an ear examination?

Help please! Is common cold in children should be followed by an ear examination?

If your child is...: ....Being seen by your pediatrician for any illness, a cold included, the ears should be checked as part of the examination. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child has an object in her ear?

You can try to look: You can try to look with a flashlight but ear canals can be hard to see into. Take her to your pediatrician if you are concerned. ...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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How do you get a foreign body out of your ear?

How do you get a foreign body out of your ear?

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 more

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Do children's ears bleed when the tubes fall out?

Do children's ears bleed when the tubes fall out?

Some do: The tubes may produce some tearing of the ear drum when they are extruded. Some bleed during the process to a noticable degree and many do not. ...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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Is it normal for young children to have recurring fluid buildup in the ear behind the eardrum?

Is it normal for young children to have recurring fluid buildup in the ear behind the eardrum?

Yes: Studies in day care centers suggest the persistence of middle ear fluid for up to 3 months in the first year in patients with no symptoms. The occurrence is aggravated by smaller drainage tubes in kids heads, allergies & recurrent URI's. As they approach age 8-9 they achieve 90% of adult head size & the issue is uncommon. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How would ones eardrum become perforated if no object was inserted into the ear?

How would ones eardrum become perforated if no object was inserted into the ear?

Eardrum: Probably due to an infection in the ear that caused this. Most common cause is from using a foreign object to clean ears. Another cause is with intense pressure changes like seen when flying where to ears chart and get blocked sometimes. ...Read more

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Why are young children prone to ear infections?

Why are young children prone to ear infections?

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 more

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Why do ear infections mostly affect babies and children?

Why do ear infections mostly affect babies and children?

Maturity: Ear infections are thought to result from a poorly functioning eustachain tube which connects the middle ear to the nose. As one ages the tube matures. It gets larger making it less likely to obstruct. It is this blockage that causes ear infections. In addition, it is probable that the immune systems matures, fighting the infections off more efficiently. ...Read more

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Is it typical for young children to have recurring moisture buildup in the ear behind the eardrum?

Is it typical for young children to have recurring moisture buildup in the ear behind the eardrum?

Yes: The middle ear makes fluid in everyone. If the eustachian tube is blocked, the fluid builds up. In babies and young children, the area where the eustachian tube opens in the back of the nose is narrow and can get inflamed easily by nasal sinus problems or adenoid enlargement, hence the increased incident of ear infections and fluid in children. ...Read more

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Why do some children get recurring ear infections?

Why do some children get recurring ear infections?

Predisposed: Regular otitis media is a sequential event. The fluid made by the middle ear walls is trapped in that space by impaired drainage thru the eustacian tube. Germs from the throat enter that space & cause infection. Smaller kids/kids with allergies or colds/kids with cleft palate etc are predisposed to recurrence because the drainage doesn't improve until the head grows big enough to improve the drain. ...Read more

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Do colds lead to ear infections in children?

Do colds lead to ear infections in children?

Yes: Colds (upper respiratory infections) are generally the trigger for ear infections in kids. Other factors are in play such as ear anatomy and the immune system, but without the virus or bacteria, infection is hard to come by. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Children ear infections?

What is the definition or description of: Children ear infections?

Child ear infections: Ear infections in childhood include middle ear infection or otitis media and external ear infection or otitis externa. Otitis media occurs when the middle ear is infected by bacteria and/ or virus. via the eustachian tube. The eustachian tube connects the pharynx to the middle ear. In young children the tube is short and flat and does not drain well facilitating infection of the middle ear. ...Read more

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Why do ear infections only affect teens and, toddlers, and children?

Why do ear infections only affect teens and, toddlers, and children?

Not the case: Adults, all though less frequent can get ear infections. Ear infections are normally more common in toddlers and infants, simply because they may get more uris. ...Read more

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What's the optimal natural remedy for ear infections in children?

What's the optimal natural remedy for ear infections in children?

Be careful: Be careful with not treating ear infections in kids by seeing a doctor. There are some theories about psychiatric disorders coming from strep infections in children that were not treated or not treated appropriately. ...Read more