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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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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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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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Can naturally pointed ear(s) be cosmetically fixed?

Can  naturally pointed ear(s) be cosmetically fixed?

Yes: Ears can be re-countoured; however, depending on the amount of excision required this may result in a smaller or shorter ear. ...Read more

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Help unblocking ear?

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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Constant rining in ear?

Constant rining in ear?

Hearing loss: Many people have damage to their hearing mechanism either from trauma or infection. When the tiny sensory hairs in the cochlea are damaged, they will act as if they are hearing even when it is silent. Because the ringing is constant, that implies a long-term hearing problem. This can be evaluated by an audiologist who may recommend hearing aids if you are having difficulty hearing conversations. ...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