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What is a good way to get an earing through a hole that is halfway closed up?

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

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Is it good for a 7month old baby to get her ears pierced?

Is it good for a 7month old baby to get her ears pierced?

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

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Could water get into your brain through your ear?

Could water get into your brain through your ear?

Only if...: ...you use a drill (not recommended; do not try this at home). ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of inner ear infection?

What are good ways to get rid of inner ear infection?

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

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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?

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?

Get checked.: 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

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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?

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

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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

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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,: 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

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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?

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?

Ear Wax: 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

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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?

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?

Pain behind the ear: Important neck muscles are inserted behind the ear; see if the muscles are tender. If hearing is affected, might be an ear infection. It you pull the ear lobe up and back and that is your pain, it may be the ear canal. ...Read more

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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?

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?

ENG: Hello, the dizziness you experienced with your testing is normal in most patients. While your testing may be incomplete, it may also be normal too. Your doctor will review your results and determine your next step. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Inner Ear issue/ETD: For eustachian tube dysfunction, you may need to see a doc, but assuming you can't, you can go buy sudafed and take this (no heart condition I hope)...And this is decrease the inflammation and help you pop your ears better. If pain gets worse, go see your doc. ...Read more

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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

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Is it good for a 6 month old baby girl to get her ears pierced?

Is it good for a 6 month old baby girl to get her ears pierced?

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

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I work in a nursery, is having an ear infection good enough to get a sick note for being off work?

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