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Otitis externa 3days: Avoid any further trauma to the ear. Do not attempt to remove visible debris or drainage from the ear stop swimming or exposure to water until the condition improves apply heat to the ear to control the pain at home if the person is not allergic to these, try a over-the-counter pain medicines such as aspirin, Ibuprofen (such as advil) ear drops must be obtain with a prescription from a doctor. ...Read more
Pt preference: There are really no advantages or disadvantages of having long ears. As long as your hearing is adequate/normal, the size of the ear is purely a physical trait, like someone having a larger nose, etc. Some people may find long ears attractive, so i guess that could be an advantage. Best wishes. ...Read more
Long ears: = lengthy pinna or auricle.Get a more detailed answer ›
My mom broke her ear drum membrane and needs to have a long ear surgery. What are the risks involved?
Discuss with surgeon: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Amoxicillin/augmentin & ear drops have not relieved my month long ear pain. I'm seeing my ENT on Thurs, & am wondering what the next steps might be.
Ent: the next is whether or not you are infected or the pain is refered. also you may have a resistant infection and wil need tubes ...Read more
A few days: Ear drops will not help an otitis media, an infection behind the ear drum. They should be helpful within a few days for swimmer's ear (otitis externa), infectious drum blisters (bullous myringitis), or acute otitis media with ear drum rupture. Sometimes the canal swelling in swimmer's ear is so severe that the drops can't get in to work so a wick may be needed in the canal to pull in the drops. ...Read more
How long should ear tubes stay in before needing removed?My daughter has had them from 9 mos to now, age 4 yrs and they haven't fallen out.
Common to shead: Tubes often fall out after 6+ months but may stay functional & in place much longer. I see little reason to get them out unless there problems. I don't like them swimming in the lakes or ponds with tubes but home pools are generally ok. Some ent's would pull them now if you are concerned.You may want to wait until spring to bypass another respiratory season. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after ears become completely blocked (due to cold) does fluid begin to build up? Can hearing loss be permanent? Could the eardrum burst?
Variable. No. Rare: Depends on the course of your disease. Sometimes no fluid builds up. Hearing loss is temporary. Eardrum would only burst if you developed pus in the middle ear and pressure built up. Rare. Use OTC decongestants. Ask your MD about antibiotics. If no improvement, see ENT doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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