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Dr. Scott Keith
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Malformed Ears (Overview)

There are many types of congenital ear deformities, including: Microtia: Underdeveloped outer ear Anotia: Missing one or both ears Protruding ears: More than 2 cm from the head Cup ears: Rolled outer ears Stahl's ear: Pointed outer ear Ear tag (accessory tragus): Cartilage bump in front of the e Ears develop at the same time as kidneys, so a kidney ultrasound is sometimes needed after birth.


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What exactly can be the cause of my daughter's malformed ear?

What exactly can be the cause of my daughter's malformed ear?

Congenital: Many malformations are congenital defects that could have a genetic cause. Some malformations occur sporadically. Consult with your child's doctor a genetic consultation may be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
4 doctors shared insights

Malformed Ears (Overview)

There are many types of congenital ear deformities, including: Microtia: Underdeveloped outer ear Anotia: Missing one or both ears Protruding ears: More than 2 cm from the head Cup ears: Rolled outer ears Stahl's ear: Pointed outer ear Ear tag (accessory tragus): Cartilage bump in front of the e Ears develop at the same time as kidneys, so a kidney ultrasound is sometimes needed after birth.


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What does a humming in your ear mean?

What does a humming in your ear mean?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is experiencing the sensation of sound that is not physically there. Most forms of tinnitus (ringing in the ear) is very common and not concerning. But when the sound is a pulsing sensation or if it is just on one side it should then be checked by an ENT (it could represent abnormal blood flow associated with different benign tumors) - although this is not common, it must be ruled out. ...Read more

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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)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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The muscle in my ear makes a double click when I move my head and people around me can hear. Have had this for months. Is this treatable.

The muscle in my ear makes a double click when I move my head and people around me can hear. Have had this for months. Is this treatable.

Not your ear: The sound is not likely coming from the ear itself, or a muscle at all. More likely a ligament or bone in your upper neck is the source. You would be wise to start off with a visit to,your family doctor, especially if he/she is a DO. In any case, a physiatrist may be able to help you sort this out. Good luck! ...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
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
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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What is drumming ears and how can it been treated?

What is drumming ears and how can it been treated?

Tinnitus v thumping: Tinnitus is ringing in the ears. Drumming could mean that, or the feeling of pounding. There are many causes for both. You should have an ENT specialist check you out if it is troublesome or worsening. First, you need to be sure your blood pressure is normal. Here's an interesting link with good information about drumming: http://en.Allexperts.Com/q/audiology-otolaryngology-963/2009/9/. ...Read more

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Treatments for blocked ears?

Treatments for blocked ears?

Depends on cause: Is it wax? Get it removed. Is it fluid behind the ear drum? Consider getting your ear drum lanced. Is it a foreign body? Get it removed. ...Read more

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How to cure ear infectiom?

How to cure ear infectiom?

Antibiotics: With suffering: wait it out and take motrin. To minimize suffering: antibiotics. ...Read more

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Anyone know how to get rid of ringing in the ears and what its cause is?

Anyone know how to get rid of ringing in the ears and what its cause is?

Find the cause: Tinnitus is latin=ringing: in the ear is often a symptom, not a disease in itself..Causes include infection, foreign body, exposure to loud noise, eustachian tube dysfunction, nasal allergies blocking the tubes, multiple sclerosis, side effects of some meds, and currently common in the young is "ipod-induced" so, treating the above will likely resolves your symptom...Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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Ear infected/ had a asithromycin Shot yesterday. Then a 5 day treatment of 500mg once a day pill of same drug. How long till it clears?

Ear infected/ had a asithromycin   Shot yesterday. Then a 5 day treatment of 500mg once a day pill of same drug. How long till it clears?

Varies: Azithromycin is a sticky drug that builds up in the system and stays there for DAYS after the treatment stops. 30% of the time it fails in common strep infections. 100% of the time it fails in common VIRAL infections. cannot say in your particular case. ...Read more

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My left ear has been "popping" for a couple weeks now. Doesn't hurt or anything but it's annoying. Water noise Always triggers the popping! ?

My left ear has been "popping" for a couple weeks now. Doesn't hurt or anything but it's annoying. Water noise Always triggers the popping! ?

Eustachian tube: Sometimes the eustachian tube between the back of the nose and the middle ear is not opening and draining the way it should. Drinking more water can help thin secretions and improve the popping. ...Read more

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What are some preventative measures that I can take to prevent ear trouble while flying?

Preventive measures: The usual cause of ear pain from flying is inability to equilibrate pressure across the eardrum. Simple non-medical things to relieve the pressure include pinching your nose and blowing gently and yawning. Also you can spray your nose with Afrin (oxymetazoline) before you get on the plane to make sure that the eustachian tube is open but you have assure that the Afrin (oxymetazoline) gets all the way to the back of your nose. ...Read more

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I heard that when an ear gets that high pitched ringing, that an ear cell is dying. Any truth to that ?

I heard that when an ear gets that high pitched ringing, that an ear cell is dying.  Any truth to that ?

No.: High pitched ringing is known as tinnitus and has many causes, but it is not ascribed to ear cells dying. ...Read more

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Why does my face and ears get really hot and flushed out of nowhere?

Why does my face and ears get really hot and flushed out of nowhere?

Flushing: How old are you? Menopause causes it, hormonal imbalancing ( hyperthyroidism) causes it, rosacea ( a skin condition causes it). Fever causes it. Adrenalin rush ( stress etc) causes it. ...Read more

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Pediatrian has concerns about my sons facial features he has a smooth philtrum a long head and small ears sending him for genetic testing why is this?

Pediatrian has concerns about my sons facial features he has a smooth philtrum a long head and small ears sending him for genetic testing why is this?

Abnormal facies: Certain facial features are associates with genetic disorders. Your pediatrician is correct in asking for genetic testing to ensure that a treatable disorder is not missed. In some genetic disorders early diagnosis can make an important difference in limiting damage form the disorder. ...Read more

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Please tell me can frequent ear infections be hereditary?

Please tell me can frequent ear infections be hereditary?

Not really: Ear infections are caused by bacteria. However, some families probably have a tendency to have eustacian tube dysfunction, which makes fluid in the middle ear space more common, providing a better place for bacteria to grow. ...Read more

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What risk factors might predispose me to ear infections?

What risk factors might predispose me to ear infections?

Rarely food: The idea that 94% of ear infections in children are caused by food intolerances or allergies is not proven by any scientifically valid research.Is this possible--yes. Common---no. ...Read more

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