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Dr. Andrew Berry
7 doctors shared insights

Long Ears (Overview)

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


Dr. Andrew Berry
7 doctors shared insights

Long Ears (Overview)

Long 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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Why do old folks have big & long ears?

Why do old folks have big & long ears?

Not all do: As we age our ears and our noses continue to grow. Some grow larger than others. Some seem larger than others especially in people who have lost a fair amount of weight. ...Read more

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Living a Long Life (Checklist)

Check the CDC website to see what is recommended.
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Asthmatics, diabetics, dialysis patients should have flu shots!
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The only thing you need to get Shingles is a history of chickenpox.
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Update TDaP every 10 yrs.
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How long will it take to get rid of swimmer's ear?

How long will it take to get rid of swimmer's ear?

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

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
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Use eardrops as directed
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Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
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Why do old folks have big & long ears?

Not all do: As we age our ears and our noses continue to grow. Some grow larger than others. Some seem larger than others especially in people who have lost a fair amount of weight. ...Read more

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Advantages/disadvantages of having long ears?

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

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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