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What is preauricular sinus?

What is preauricular sinus?

Your'e born with it: A preauricular sinus is a small pit in the skin in front of the ear, usually near where the helix, or cartilage at the top of the ear, attaches to the face. These are abnormalities in the way the ear develops and often cause no problems. At times, these will become infected, quite painful and swollen. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Can you tell me about preauricular sinus?

Sinus: Great question. Pretty common. When your ear if developing, its three embryologic parts fuse together. Sometimes when they do they leave a deep pit or tract. Usually it doesnt go anywhere but sometimes it extends into the ear canal or parotid gland. If theres no history of infection we would leave them alone ...Read more

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Is preauricular sinus surgery dangerous ?

Preauricular Sinus: By "preauricular sinus", i presume that means you have a small hole or pit in front of your ear with a draining opening or a swelling around the opening. This is not a dangerous condition, but can be associated with occasional swelling, drainge, and occasionally, infection. The surgery to remove the sinus is usually very simple, depending upon how long the sinus tract is. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is preauricular sinus surgery dangerous ?

Hoping you can tell me, is preauricular sinus surgery dangerous ?

Clarification: Sorry but your question does not make sense. Are you referring to excision of a congenital preauricular pit? This is a pretty simple surgery, but the infections have a small chance of recurrence. ...Read more

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Should i do something about the preauricular sinus?Everytime i felt itchy,i pressed it and yellow fluid came out.

Should i do something about the preauricular sinus?Everytime i felt itchy,i pressed it and yellow fluid came out.

Yes: Get evaluated by an Otolaryngologist - Head & Neck Surgeon. If your sinus has been infected multiple times, may need surgical removal. If it is self draining, may not need surgery. ...Read more

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What is a peroxide sinus wash, and when is it needed?

Saline Instead: Patients should start with saline sinus rinses. This is the best type of rinse one can do at home. I have treated countless patients and not needed to recommend peroxide sinus rinse. It can be used in some patients but it should only be done with who are being followed by an ENT who recommends it. Dont try at home otherwise. Peroxide can be very irritating the lining of the nasal passages. ...Read more

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Sinus can affect your eyesight?

Yes: Yes. Severe sinus infections can cause blurred vision either due to headache/ pain symptoms or in severe cases direct involvement of the optic nerve or orbit. ...Read more

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Does sinus will affect our body and face ?

Does sinus will affect our body and face ?

Yes: Consult a physician . If it is diagnosed as sinusitis then antibiotics will resolve your symptoms. ...Read more

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