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Dr. Andres Gantous
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Large Ears (Overview)

Large ears are a clinical finding in which a person's ears are larger than normal, often due genetic conditions like Fragile X syndrome.


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Are there any conditions the cause people to have extremely large ears?

Are there any conditions the cause people to have extremely large ears?

Yes: There are a few genetic conditions that do, as well as fragile x syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, etc. Truthfully, there's probably just people in the family who have large ears. You can discuss this with your doc or pediatrician, as most worrisome causes of large ears will have other dysmorphic features that can be looked for, and give you a better cause for the large ears. ...Read more

Dr. Andres Gantous
23 doctors shared insights

Large Ears (Overview)

Large ears are a clinical finding in which a person's ears are larger than normal, often due genetic conditions like Fragile X syndrome.


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Anyone ever notice that some old people have very large ears?

Anyone ever notice that some old people have very large ears?

Large ears with age: The ear reaches adult size and stops growing around age 6. As we age, the effects of gravity and changes in our skin gives us larger and droopier ears and noses as well as sagging faces and necks... ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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How to get rid of very large ear keloid?

How to get rid of very large ear keloid?

Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
Once
Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
Once
Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Are there any conditions the cause people to have extremely large ears?

Yes: There are a few genetic conditions that do, as well as fragile x syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, etc. Truthfully, there's probably just people in the family who have large ears. You can discuss this with your doc or pediatrician, as most worrisome causes of large ears will have other dysmorphic features that can be looked for, and give you a better cause for the large ears. ...Read more

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Do people with large ears tend to live longer than people with small ears?

Do people with large ears tend to live longer than people with small ears?

I don't know: Truthfully i don't think anybody has ever done such a study. I guess one could argue someone with larger ears can hear danger coming, but these days i don't think it's that important. If there's a specific issue you're concerned about, ask your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Anyone ever notice that some old people have very large ears?

Large ears with age: The ear reaches adult size and stops growing around age 6. As we age, the effects of gravity and changes in our skin gives us larger and droopier ears and noses as well as sagging faces and necks... ...Read more

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