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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
White coating on tongue, enlarged papillae on back of tongue, mouth feels raw/burns,sore throat, globus sensation, clogged ears, no fever?
Why do older men lose the hair on their heads but start growing lots of nose hair, ear hair and facial hair?
Ear Wax: They do but you are generally not aware of it. Good for you. Cerumen is produced by glands in the ear canal . Dirt, debris, hair etc stick to it and eventually the wax dries and falls out removing these things. Cerumen (wax) is the self cleaning mechanism of the ear canal. Most people aren't aware of the wax. It is normal. Could be worse. I see patients every day who need to have me remove it. ...Read more
Tight neck, throat swell, ears hurt, blurry vision, thin skin, hair thinning, cold skin. What could this be?
Possibly fluid: If your ears are not clogged with wax in the ear canal, they may be clogged with fluid behind the eardrum, especially if you have had a recent cold. In most people this will get better within three months. If you feel like you cannot hear well or have pain, you should see an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genes?: Do or did any of your family members have greying at your age or earlier? It could possibly be just genetics. Stress plays a huge factor as we'll. if you can diminish your stress level, that will be a first step. Secondly malnutrition can cause greying, meaning not eating nutritional meals. Thirdly defieciency in zinc has been shown to cause early greying. ...Read more
Perhaps: An inner ear infection is extraordinarily rare and is either from meningitis or acute otitis media that has spread, to the inner ear causing deafness and profound vertigo. If you really did have an inner ear infection i would expect you to, have these and other symptoms such as deafness. Mild dizziness and tinnitus are common in otitis media and usually resolve as the fluid behind the drum resolves. ...Read more
Ringing in ear after ENT removed hair from ear drum w/noyes forecps.Hurt bad jumped off table.Now he wants hearing aids?
Cerumen: Blue ear wax is a very uncommon problem. When infected with a certain strain of pseudomonas, it can turn a deep bluish color. It is exceptionally rare and is usually from infection, if symptoms of pain, throbbing, discharge or hearing loss are going on, get your ear checked out to make sure you get the right treatment. ...Read more