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Doctor insights on: Hairy Ears

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Why do some people have hairy ears?

Why do some people have hairy ears?

Genetic: The claim from 1960 that this was "proved to be carried on the Y chromosome" was discredited in 2004. We're still working on the basic biology; it does seem to run in families. For a smile, see http://www.mun.ca/biology/scarr/Hairy_Ears.html ...Read more

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Do newborns have hairy ears?

Do newborns have hairy ears?

Often!: Newborns have an extra helping of dark long hair all over their bodies. It's called 'lanugo'. Especially on the shoulders and arms and thighs, and even ears. It can take a long time to fall out, but it will. Promise :). ...Read more

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My ears have been ringing a lot lately. Like everyday. Couple times s day. Sometimes more than 30min. Wat can cause this?

My ears have been ringing a lot lately. Like everyday. Couple times s day. Sometimes more than 30min. Wat can cause this?

Several things: This can be due to any process affecting the 8th nerve which allows you to hear. This includes the ear drum, middle ear, semicircular canals. Even external illnesses producing changes to that nerve thru pressure, inflammation, etc. Can do this. See an ENT doctor asap. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat swimmer`s ear?

What can I do to treat swimmer`s ear?

Dry ear and ear drop: Keeping your ears dry and using antibiotic ear drops are the mainstay of treatment for otitis externa. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an appropriate antibiotic for the bacteria that typically causes an outer ear infection from swimming. One uses antibiotic ear drops to the affected ear over oral medications as it more directly treats the infection. Also, follow closely with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a discharge from my baby’s ear mean?

What does a discharge from my baby’s ear mean?

Ear infection: If you see a discharge from your baby's ear, there may be an infection in the ear. It could be an external ear canal infection (otitis externa). There might be a hidden object stuck in the canal. Sometimes a middle ear infection (acute otitis media) can cause drainage from the ear if there's a small hole in the eardrum. ...Read more

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How to stop ringing ears?

How to stop ringing ears?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What makes ears feel full?

What makes ears feel full?

Full feeling ears: Nasal congestion for a cold or nasal allergy symptoms, fluid in the ears, airplane descent or descent from high altitude, are some of the things that can make the ears full. There is physics involved, but simply put, ear feel full or plugged when the eustachian tube that is responsible for equalizing pressure between the middle ear space and the "outside" fails to do so for some reason or other. ...Read more

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What to do for ringing ears at 49?

What to do for ringing ears at 49?

Hearing loss?: Tinnitus is usually associated by some kind of hearing loss. So the first thing for anyone who has ear ringing that wont go away is to be have a formal hearing test. A good ENT visit will be useful for you. ...Read more

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What causes the ears to be smelly ?

Possible infection?: If this is something that is new for you it sounds it might be associated with an infection especially if you have discharge and/or pain associated. Get seen by a doctor in order to take a look and final diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of ringing of ears?

Tinnitus: You would need to be evaluated by your otolaryngologist and your audiologist to get more info about the cause. Loud noises and head injuries are two common reasons for chronic tinnitus. ...Read more

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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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Ear noise loud music

Ear noise loud music

Without : Without knowing anything else other than "ear noise" and " loud music" i would guess you have tinnitis secondary to some degree of acoustical trauma. The appropriate thing to do would be to obtain an audiogram ( hearing test). ...Read more

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What is surfers ear?

What is surfers ear?

Extra bone: This is extra bone growth (exostosis) in the canal from the cold water. Nobody understands why it happens. It's not an infection like swimmer's ear. ...Read more

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How can I pop my ears?

How can I pop my ears?

Chew gum: Or open you jaw as wide as you can. Closing your nose and mouth while blowing out can be dangerous if you do it too hard, you can rupture your eradrums! ...Read more

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Constant rining in ear?

Constant rining in ear?

Tinnitus.: Didn't see your age or whether this is one sided, but....It needs explanation. Most tinnitus is bilateral and associated with significant noise exposure and age. Some medications can cause this but again both sides. See your doc and have an audiogram. ...Read more

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My ears aren't working?

My ears aren't working?

See your doctor: You will need some testing to see what is going on. ...Read more

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How can I unclog my ears?

How can I unclog my ears?

Depends on cause: Ear clogging is a very common symptom and can be due to problems in either the outer, middle or inner ear. The most common outer ear issue is wax, the most common middle ear issue is fluid and the most common inner ear issue is high frequency hearing loss. Wax can be cleared with softening drops and gentle irrigation. Fluid can be cleared by holding your nose and blowing. If no help see an ent. ...Read more

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Constant ringing in ears?

Constant ringing in ears?

Stop the ringing: There are many causes from inner ear infection, to Aspirin intake, to more serious causes such as menier's disease. See an ent. ...Read more

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