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Remedies For Protruding Ears
No physical effect: Prominent ears, also known as "bat-ears" is a congenital condition, with some genetic effect, that leads to a perception of being different, often by others, rather than the individual. The damage from this condition is not physical but rather emotional. Children can be ridiculed and sometimes assigned a level of immaturity or low intellect. Corrective surgery can be done, but is cosmetic. ...Read more
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Is otoplasty a permanent solution for protruding ears? I've heard that ears keep growing your whole life. Does that mean that even if I have otoplasty now, my ears might end up looking the same again in a few years? .
I: I have yet to see a patient grow out of a otoplasty result. Generally the cartilage in the ears does not grow after your early 20's. What may change is the soft tissue covering the cartilaginous skeleton. There are several techniques, but when you have an otoplasty done the cartilaginous skeleton is sculptured and repositioned then the soft tissue is trimmed and re-draped. The good news is that no matter how esthetically pleasing somebody appears, they are not perfectly symmetrically. ...Read more
5 mo old baby has 2 different ears, one is flat against his head, other is slightly bigger and sticks out, Is it likely the sticking out ear will become less prominent or harden closer to the head? Cartilage still very soft, any treatment options?
Depends: This is not unusual and the treatment if any depends on the degree of difference. Kids most often come out this way do to the way they are positioned in the womb, or gradually develop it due to sleep position. In the US, plastic surgeons may treat with a variety of inserts positioned within and around the ear or ears. You might check with your doc first to see if won't improve on its own. ...Read more
How long is post-surgery recovery for ear surgery for pinning ears? I have been embarrassed about my protruding ears since I was a child and am thinking about having ear surgery to pin them back. I don't want to have a long recovery period though, because
I have a lump that seems like bone that is protruding out and its red and when touched it hurts. Its at the head area behind the ear.
Wait: It is normal mastoid bone. Stop rubbing it, u may feel ok ...Read more
The underside of the head part of my penis has small white things growing on it, like a lot of protruding dots. Is this serious?
May be. ..: Those described spots might have been there all your life long and may represent inborn benign pale spots on the sides of frenulum of foreskin. So, you may just watch them for 1-3 months if not hurting but keeping growing in size and number; if not, they may be what I described; if growing, seek pro-evaluation so to decide what they are and how to handle them timely. ...Read more
Not much: Options include using white noise machines or tinnitus masking earphones. The goal of these treatments is to train your brain not to notice the ringing. Sometimes medications can be prescribed - amitryptilline or valium - somewhat helpful. There was some hope that gingko biloba would help but it is also only somewhat helpful. ...Read more
Treat the cause:
Treatment to resolve ear pain depends on the cause. If it is directly related to the ear, as with an external or middle ear infection, then a topical and/or oral antibiotic or anti-fungal is needed.
Infection or inflammation in the throat, molars or base of tongue region can present with ear pain.
See your primary doctor or ENT specialist. ...Read more
Bacterial infection: Warm dark wet spaces such as a wet ear canal make an ideal breeding ground for bacteria such as pseudomonas and staph and these cause swimmers ear. Antibiotic / steroid drops are most effective in treating it. It is more common in people who clean their ears with qtips as wax protects the skin from infection. Another reason to not clean your ear canals. Only the very outside should be touched. ...Read more
My neck is lordosis and my head is protruding how can I have normal posture. Thank you in advance?
We check for underlying causes such as earwax occluding the ear canals, hearing loss due to history of loud noise exposure or age-relates, medications, high blood pressure, head/neck injuries, head/neck tumors, TMJ disorder, etc.
Treatments will depend of whether the cause of tinnitus is treatable or not. ...Read more
Noise: Most causes of ringing is due to auditory nerve irritation or degeneration, although the means by which that occurs is quite variable. The most effective treatment is to play a sound source to distract you from the internal noise. A high-tech solution involves precise matching of the ringing tones and then to produce noise cancellation by reversing tonalities. ...Read more
No: Lots of stuff on the market, but none that I have seen work. ...Read more
Allergies!! should be evaluated (what's inside your PILLOWS!!!!)
Use a anti-histamine/decongestive at bedtime (eg Xyrtec -D)
Hope this helps!
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Depends what it is..: An "ear cold" does not have a strict medical definition and I would suspect could represent one of 2 things. One is a true bacterial infection of the middle ear (otitis media) which often can require antibiotics to clear up. Another would be eustachian tube dysfunction in which a cold or allergies can block the drainage tube of the ear and this can last until the cold resolves or longer 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
I fell form my truck & banged my head on the ground now I struggle to lift my head up & my neck muscles are protruding?
Doctor can evaluate: A doctor at the E.R. Can evaluate to see if there is a neck injury, which can be quite dangerous (a risk of spinal cord injury). In general, possible spine injury victims should be transported by ambulance on a backboard, wearing a special neck collar. Afterwards, if only a minor sprain or strain, the physiatrist or orthopedic doctor can examine and refer one to physical therapy for help. ...Read more
My son keeps on rubbing his ear, could there be something wrong and is there a home made remedy we can use to solve the problem?
After a couple of 7 hr Flights from Hot climate have a hissing noise from ears especially at night time when in bed any treatment suggestions please?
I am having an occasional pain from the right bottom of my head close to the right ear. It has been continuing for 3 days. Please help me get a remedy?
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more