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Dr. James Krick
7 doctors shared insights

Long Ears (Overview)

= lengthy pinna or auricle.


Dr. James Krick
7 doctors shared insights

Long Ears (Overview)

= lengthy pinna or auricle.


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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

Dr. Linda Gromko Dr. Gromko
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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

Dr. Felecia Sumner Dr. Sumner
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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

Dr. Dale Tylor Dr. Tylor
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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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I have a room mate who snores all night long. Ear plugs are hurting my ears. Advice?

I have a room mate who snores all night long. Ear plugs are hurting my ears. Advice?

Sleep apnes: Talk to your roommate about sleep apnea and the need to be evaluated. This is done with a sleep study. You may be saving your roommates life. ...Read more

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My mom broke her ear drum membrane and needs to have a long ear surgery. What are the risks involved?

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

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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.

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

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Why do old people all have long, big ears?

Why do old people all have long, big ears?

Ears keep growing: German studies demonstrated after the very rapid growth that occurs until about age 10 there is fairly linear growth of the external ear throughout life. In all parameters studied, female ears showed less increase in post adult growth than male ears. ...Read more

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Left side by ear hurts bad for long time ear is ok dr says it's becoming unbearable?

Left side by ear hurts bad for long time ear is ok dr says it's becoming unbearable?

Severe pain near ear: For pain this severe, perhaps you should seek out another doctors opinion and diagnosis to help you. There must be a reason for the pain. It may not be related to your ear. ...Read more

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Efficacy of ear drops? How long should ear drops take to control an infection?

Efficacy of ear drops? How long should ear drops take to control an infection?

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

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When i chew gum too long, my ear pops and it hurts. Why does this happen?

When i chew gum too long, my ear pops and it hurts. Why does this happen?

TMJ: Chewing gum is bad for the TMJ (joint). The longer you chew gum the harder it becomes and the harder you chew which adversely effects the tmj. Don't chew it as long. ...Read more

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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 more

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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?

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 more

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