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What. To do if your ear hurt?

What. To do if your ear hurt?

See your doctor.: You should be examined by your doctor to find out the cause, so that it can be treated. Possible causes are middle ear infection, ear canal infection (swimmer's ear), trauma, fluid behind the ear drum from a cold, viral infection or allergies or referred pain from the jaw, throat or neck. Until you are seen, you can take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for the pain. ...Read more

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What do you do if you accidentally jammed a q-tip in your ear really hard?

What do you do if you accidentally jammed a q-tip in your ear really hard?

See a doctor: you need to go and see a doctor to make sure you did not do any damage and you should not put anything in your ear smaller than your elbow ...Read more

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What can you do to pop your ears when you have a cold?

What can you do to pop your ears when you have a cold?

Eustachian tube: With a cold, your nasal passages swell. This can render the eustachian tube less functional. This necessitates greater pressure difference between your middle ear and environment for the eustachian tube to open. When it does, there is a greater gust of air exchange producing a greater excursion of your ear drum. Thus, it seems to pop. ...Read more

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What should you do if an ant crawls in your ear?

What should you do if an ant crawls in your ear?

Ant Stings: I agree w dr ferguson. If this is a fire ant it is important to take action as fire ants can repeatedly sting you. They inject solenopsin - an alkaloid venom. About 15% of people who have been stung are allergic. In some cases this causes anaphylaxis. For a significant allergic reaction to fire ant stings call 911 or be evaluated at the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Baby wants to suck on it so need to know what a pacifier can do to the teeth if anything?

Baby wants to suck on it so need to know what a pacifier can do to the teeth if anything?

Altered growth: Its best to try to discontinue the pacifier once the teeth begin to erupt into the mouth. Once the permanant front teeth begin to come in at about age 5-7, it will alter their growth. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if your ears is infected after ear piercing?

What can you do to tell if your ears is infected after ear piercing?

Tenderness, pain: Signs of infection include peristent redness and swelling at the area as well as pain and tenderness. ...Read more

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Do you know when you baby-vomit in your mouth why does it burn your throat?

Do you know when you baby-vomit in your mouth why does it burn your throat?

Acid from stomach: Stomach acid is strong enough to damage the esophagus and to erode the enamel on your teeth. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ear won't unpop, is it okay to sleep?

What do you suggest if my ear won't unpop, is it okay to sleep?

ET dysfunction: Eustachan tube dysfunction. Should self correct. Sleep is fine. If persists, see an ENT doc. ...Read more

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What to do when you hurt your groin?

What to do when you hurt your groin?

Hurt groin: Evaluation by your doctor is needed to determine the cause before treatment can be instituted ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my teenage daughter isn't feeling well but refuses to go to the doctor. should I force her to go?

What do you suggest if my teenage daughter isn't feeling well but refuses to go to the doctor. should I force her to go?

Yes: There are times when a parent has to be a parent and not your child's friend. You observe a change in your daughter - it is your obligation to have her checked out. She could be ill, depressed, using drugs, or just fine and being a teenager. But that is not for you or her to decide - that's why you have a doctor for her. ...Read more

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If you don't hit your child, could you explain what it is you do to instill self-discipline in them?

If you don't hit your child, could you explain what it is you do to instill self-discipline in them?

Hits only hits back: Hitting a child only really gives a child the message that there are appropriate times for a person to hit another person - and that is not a message you want to teach your child, as they will experiment as to whether certain situations are the "right ones to hit at". If mommy can hit someone she loves, then "i can hit my friend". Telling them it's wrong and then leaving them alone will sink in. ...Read more

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What to do if you get water in your ear?

What to do if you get water in your ear?

Swimmer's ear drops: Over the counter swimmer's ear drops are safe and effective unless you have a hole in your eardrum or tubes in the ears. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling like it would be weird to go up to her and say hey, do you watch abc's modern family?

What to do if I'm feeling like it would be weird to go up to her and say hey, do you watch abc's modern family?

If you feel: awkward or uncomfortable asking this question you needn't. It likely isn't imperative that you know the answer. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to make sure i don't have an ear infection, w/o going to the doctor. What should I do?

What to do if i want to make sure i don't have an ear infection, w/o going to the doctor. What should I do?

Nurse practitioner?: There are multiple variations of ear infections that even well trained physicians have difficulty differentiating them. Also, what some patients think are ear infections prove to be earwax impactions or non-infectious fluid behind the eardrum. So, it would be extremely difficult for you to self diagnose an ear infection without specific training. Perhaps a nurse practitioner could help you. ...Read more

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What can you do if your child is playing outdoors and his nose bleeds?

What can you do if your child is playing outdoors and his nose bleeds?

Head forward: The best thing to do is to bend the head forward. Here is a video on this topic http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=dp_i-gja7ui. ...Read more

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What should I do to make sure my eye infection doesn't spread to my family?

What should I do to make sure my eye infection doesn't spread to my family?

Best to cover it: Cover it shut with an eye patch if you can. Wash your hands after you touch your eye and don't let kids touch your eye. ...Read more