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Surfer's Ear

Surfer's ear

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Surfers fancy themselves as pretty cool individuals, frequently to be seen with tousled blonde hair and wetsuits strategically unzipped to the waist. Fortunately, nature has a sense of humour, so many of them will have Surfer’s Ear. It is caused when the ear becomes partially blocked with bony tissue, and it’s most commonly caused by exposure to cold water. The lining of the ear can be irritated by the cold water, causing over production of the bony substance under the lining of the ear canal. Loss of hearing is the key symptom, as is pain caused by the build up of earwax. This affects the drainage of the ear, allowing infections to develop. Ear plugs are the best way to prevent it forming, but if it’s already too late then a procedure called an exostectomy is performed to remove the boney debris, whilst antibiotics are utilised to clear any remaining infection.

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for over 3years nw hv bn hvn dis ear problem which is caused by sound in th ear, whn I went to a doctor he gv me Betadrone -N bt dat didnt help matter.help





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For about 3 years I've had severe pain in my left ear, there is no particular thing that triggers it, I saw a specialist who said I have tympanic neuralgia andi have to take a controlled drug and pain killers, which ease the pain but at times its still really painful, even moving my head makes it hurt, now 3 years ago I have 3 of my 4 wisdom teeth out, is it a coincidence or could it be the cause, I struggle to keep a job due to the pain and the medication causes other issues like hardly sleeping or eating, my weight has been the same for about 3 -4 years and excercise doesn't help.





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i have a pain going down from my right ear down my neck.its a gripping pain thats intermitent.has anyone else had it





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hi in january my daughter was diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma in july i am hosting a charity event to raise funds for the teenage cancer trust & my party piece will be shaving my head !!! my problem is my ears ! i have always always had a complex about my ears as they stick out. my question - is it possible for me to super glue them back without causing any harm, to save me the humiliation of showing everyone a part of me that i have kept well & truly covered for as long as i can remember ????





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Tape your ear instead and hide your tape with a sports headband.

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Hi there my daughter is 9 years old and suffers from time to time with what can only be described as a slit that appears under her left ear between her lobe and her cheek. Briefly seen the same condition been advertised on the show but didn't get any more detailes on what it is or its cause. Has anybody else got a similar condition???





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When I lay down the entrance to my ears swell and almost close, and they hurt. I have tried sleeping on a doughnut pillow but that doesn't help and it stops me getting to sleep, I can only lay on my forehead, Chris





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hi,i'm 14 and i have a small lump behind my ear, I've had it for over a year now and it doesn't seem to have changed, I've not been to the doctors about it because i think its just something and nothing but i want to know if its just a lump or something else





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i have had a ear problem now for 28yrs, i have a fluied comeing out of both ears all day, its worse in summer, i have to wear a hearing aid now which keeps blocking up, i go to the docs they just sringe it but the next day its back, i was woundering if anyone els has this problem and is there a cure?





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Iv had the same problem for 12years and doctors kept seringing my ears too but a specialist told me thats the worst thing they could do cos my ear holes are very small and water goin in my ears was causing it.i still have crusty bits but no more fluid coming out

In January I had a small lump in the corner of my ear lobe by my face. I checked it out at the doctors and he said its caused by something that connects from the ears and goes all the way under the chin. He said to come back if it gets any bigger but it never did. It has now appeared again and is the size ad a pea and incredibly hurts when touched. I'm not sure wether to go back to the doctors and I have no idea what it is.





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