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What Is A Good Way To Get An Earing Through A Hole That Is Halfway Closed Up
Push it through: Carefully; the hole has probably not healed completely closed, and "finding" the tract is usually possible without re-piercing. Of course, there is always re-piercing, but keep the new hole clean or it too will become inflamed/infected and heal shut. ...Read more
I had a ear piercing 4 months ago, I woke up, it was bloody and my hole was closed, now, it’s just hard. When is it a good time to get it re-pierced?
Soft scar: The ear piercing involves a puncture through the skin on top and behind the ear lobe as well as the fat in between. This closure makes thick, hard scar. One can massage the scar tissue and try to soften it more quickly. The repiercing could be sooner than six months with such attention. Once the soft tissue feels supple, one can then mark the ear lobe to achieve symmetry for the new piercing. ...Read more
No: I've seen young children with pierced ears whose earlobes have been torn during rough play with siblings. Metal allergies can be an issue, and if improperly fastened, the child may pull off and eat. I counsel my parents to let their children decide if they want pierced ears when the child is old enough to care for it themselves. ...Read more
Ear infection: An inner ear infection, or labyrinthitis, is usually caused by a virus which should resolve on it's own. However, in severe cases, the pt could be treated with steroids and antiviral medications. Medications are available to treat the symptoms of an inner ear infection so you should see your doctor to discuss available options. Good luck! ...Read more
I get headaches quite often & don't know why they're random and kind of through the middle of my head over the ears, its more fustrating than painful?
These may be due to muscle strain, often caused by lots of computer time, eye strain, or bad posture. There are other causes, too, some serious. Get checked by a doc and find out what is going on. It is not normal to have frequent headaches and a good professional evaluation & appropriate testing can lead to the proper diagnosis & often treatment and then, TA-DA! No more headaches!
So get seen. ...Read more
I've had my ears done for a while & I put in bad earrings and now there's a ball in the middle of the hole, it hurts & I can't get my earrings through?
Piercing blocked: If it hurts then you should probably leave it alone for a while and allow it to heal. When you no longer feel the ball in the middle of the hole you can have your ears redone if you choose. To avoid this problem recurring in the future, wear only earrings with posts or wires and backs made of surgical steel. ...Read more
My earring stud is stuck inside my ear. I tried pushing it back up to the front but I can't because the hole seems to be closed up and it hurts too much to do so. Is there anyway I could just pull the whole thing out through the back or will that tear my
I fell & filetted open the edge of my ear 1\2 way up all the way through the fleshy part it's been 14 hrs can I still get stiches? Do I even need it?
Open wound: After a wound has been open for more than 8 hours, we (surgeons) do worry about getting a secondary infection by closing it tightly. That being said it is usually prudent to make sure it is well washed out -peroxide/soap/water- if cartilage is exposed this is also a concern for further infection, so you may want to consider having it looked at if this is the case. ...Read more
About every 2 months I get this bad pain in my right gland and a little below the ear lasts 5 days can't eat or anything if I eat I would like a suggestion before its time to go through this again
Hello, I wonder if what you are referring to is inflammation of your subauricular lymph node.
The lymphatic channels drain tissues of debris, old white blood cells and bacteria. When handling an area of infection, the nodes can become enlarged and tender. If it is a lymph node, it would be important to determine why is it becoming inflammed. It could be a dental issue or an ear/nose/ throat issue. In that area, that can also be embryonic residual matter that could be an issue. I suggest that you get it checked out. ...Read more
My left ear was plugged up when I woke up I cant hear very good with it I didn't get sick these couple of days and it doesn't hurt?
Go to doctor to have the ear looked at. It maybe common wax and just need to be taken out.
Afterwards consider Q tips to softly remove any wax accumulation. You can purchase Q tips in a box from a local pharmacy. Safely follow directions on box to maintain wax free ears. ...Read more
Hi I came home from work on night shift and have a pain behind my right ear had it all day and can't seem to get rid pills no good?
Had an eng test done! Couldn't get through the end of the test when they blew air into my ear! Got very dizzy! Does it mean there is something wrong?
Is it possible for a mosquito to come in the brain through my ear? I had mosquito flew in to my right ear last week. I can't confirm it's get out or n
No, it isn't.: It's impossible for a foreign body (bug or otherwise) to enter the brain through the ear canal without penetrating quite a few structures, including the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and inner ear. This would cause a lot of pain and other symptoms, including bleeding from the ear, etc. Chances are, but mosquito either flew out of your ear, or was trapped by your ear wax. No worries either way. ...Read more
I can't even set through fireworks without crying. I get headaches as well, I've tried ear plugs and they don't work. Could it be a hearing loss?
ENT: See ear nose and throat doc. They specialize in hearing problems. ...Read more
I am a light sleeper boyfriend snores I don't get good sleep need help don't want to take sleeping pills. Ear plugs hurt my ears.
See below: A white noise device can help, if you do not prefer to sleep in different rooms. Also, if your boyfriend gasps/chokes at night periodically, has morning headaches, daytime sleepiness, night time acid reflux, and/or dry mouth, it is recommended he consult a sleep doctor for evaluation of sleep apnea (including a look if he has nasal obstruction or congestion). Hope that helps! ...Read more
My right ears won't pop after landing and it feel sucks I cannot hear with good sound it feel like in plane how do I muddle through?
I accidentally hit my 11 day olds head walking through a doorway. There is a bump above his left ear. Should I get this checked out?
Yes you should: To be safe rather than sorry.Get a more detailed answer ›
My ear lobes have turned dark in color. And not able to get rid of the discoloration through scrubbing. Can you please suggest me a solution.?
Ear lobes dark: My ear lobes have turned dark in color. And not able to get rid of the discoloration through scrubbing. Can you please suggest me a solution.? ANS: yes but need to look at them. Can do on video consult now till 4 AM PCT. Otherwise show to Dr and ask. ...Read more
NO, but not BAD: It is neither good nor bad. It is purely cosmetic and to enhance your enjoyment of your child. I would strongly recommend you seek out a pediatrician that does ear piercing using sterile medical plastic studs with decorative tops. Mall earring studs have many metal components and are not sterile. This leads to the potential of infection and metal allergies that will haunt the child for life. ...Read more
I work in a nursery, is having an ear infection good enough to get a sick note for being off work?
Don't think so: If you were doubled over in pain and required disorienting levels of pain meds to function, someone might consider this an issue. But for most, it is not. You cannot spread it to the kids. The final arbitrator will be your work. If they consider this marginal or a poor excuse, it will show up on your performance evaluations. ...Read more
I have mono. My ears are stopped up and feel like I have water in them &cant hear good. Is this normal? How do I get relief?
Eustachian tube dsfx: Swelling of tissues of the upper respiratory tract commonly occurs with mono, for instance, tonsils enlarged. These swollen tissues can put pressure on your Eustachian tubes which connect your middle ear and throat. This can then lead o pressure build up and "blocked" ears. Decongestant may help, but also humidity and popping your ears and chewing gum like you're on a plane may help as well. ...Read more
Can you recommend a good household thermometer? Should I get one that measures it in the mouth or the ear? Do all doctors in the us use fahrenheit?
Ear thermometer: An ear thermometer is rapid and accurate, except that it is harder to use in young babies. In the U.S., doctors use fahrenheit, so if mentioning a temperature in a healthtap question, please do so in fahrenheit degrees. ...Read more
I have block/heavy feeling in my left ear. I do get frequent headaches once or twice. Gone through audio-metric test and ear xray, nthng found. Pls help?
Cosider TMJ: Consider a TMJ problem. The most common cause of ear problems not caused by the ear is TMJ. Other TMJ symptoms included clicking joint, painful chewing. Limited oral opening. If this is you, see a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. ...Read more
I through periods where I have a glass of wine and my face and ears get red/hot-then it’s fine for a while and starts again. Cause?
Vasodilatation: While it is impossible to make the exact diagnosis, it is most likely an effect of alcohol causing opening up or widening temporarily of the facial blood vessels. This type of flushing can be only a temporary event, and should not be of concern and less you see the blood vessels remaining for an extended time. See a dermatologist! ...Read more
Naegleria fowleri Is in our municipal water, took a shower but covered nose well. Is it possible to get this through the ear? I did get water in ears.
Amebic encephalitis: ...due to Naegleria is very rare. It's not transmitted via the ears, only nose and sinuses. Anyway, I'm sure you haven't been exposed. Given Louisiana's climate, N fowleri could exist in water supplies like lakes or reservoirs, but it cannot survive standard purification methods (filtration, chorination, etc). I'm sure no water coming into any homes or public buildings is contaminated. No worries. ...Read more
Ear pulsing when I hiccup or just get up in the am, every day for 3 months. Any idea what this could be? Had tests done and everything came back good.
Not sure tests? May be tinnitus-usually buzzing not a pulsating A pulsing feeling or sound like heart beat?
TMJ? Teeth grinding? Need bite plate? GERD? (try ranitidine) May be neuroma, infection/foreign body in ear, vertigo variant- Epley's maeuver, rare vagal/ phrenic nerve irritation, w/ thyroid/neck issues (sono), lung (have seen PE w/hiccup), DM, MS / vascular f/u/w/ doc ...Read more
I get an irritating feeling in my ears and lymph nodes everynow and then I had a blood test and it came back good but what is it, I have allergies too?
Test ; Dx: One must understand that there is practically not a single test which can provide a definite diagnosis. A test is usually used to confirm or narrow down a diagnosis. You need to consult an ENT if your allergist can't help you on the other hand, if this problem has been going on for many years and you are otherwise healthy, it is unlikely to be a major health issue. ...Read more
For past 2 days, every minute or 2 I get a very sharp pain in my right ear lasting 2-3 seconds. No pain between attacks. Good response to Tylenol (acetaminophen).
Need ear: Examination. Impacted cerumen and or infection will be among the likely concerns ...Read more
I'm just going through the end stages of a sinus infection and one of my ears feels plugged (been 3 days). How long until the ear will get unplugged?
Hard to say.: Hard to say, could be today, or a week. Take OTC decongestants. If it persists a week, see an ENT doc. ...Read more
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