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    Protruding Ears

    One reason why ears can seem so prominent is because they reach adult proportions before the rest of the body, so by six years old, most kids are sporting the ears of a fully-grown adult. Read more →

    Hi I am pregnant... My husbands ears stuck out (I love them) but my husband is so worried our baby will inherit his ears. Whats the percentage that our baby will inherit my husbands ears? Thankyou





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    use david gaults ear buddies they are avalible to buy online splint the ears soon after birth the instructions are supplied then the baby will have the perfect ears

    I too had stick out ears and suffered for endless years. I am pleased to say that neither my daughter or grand daughter have inherited these.

    use david gaults ear buddies they are avalible to buy online splint the ears soon after birth the instructions are supplied then the baby will have the perfect ears

    Hi, my son is 3 and has had 3 ear infections, which is was prescribed antibiotics for. The doctors said one of his ears has a lot of wax build up and is quite scared. I asked to be referred to a ear nose throat specialist in which they done a pressure test on his ears, they stated there was nothing wrong. His last infection was 2 months ago but complains of ear pain constantly although there is no infection, he has complained for around a year and a half now but can't seem to get to the bottom of it, he constantly rubs it and crys that both his ears hurt. What could be the problem? My doctor just gives him anti biotics but I don't see why he has constant ear pain. Thanks





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    I'd find a new dr. Can you go to a ear, nose and throat specialist? My guess is the scarring is causing more issues.

    I'm 13 and I've got about 10 blackheads in my ears, they're murder to get out! Any suggestions of how I could?





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    my son is 10years he has got lumps under skin on both ears and going on to his face





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    My daughter is 19 months old and has always had a stagnant water smell from her ears/damp. I try to clean them when she has a bath but nothing changes it. Is this common?





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    Hi im Mike, I'm 13 and I get made fun of my ears all the time, my parents call me radar as my nickname. Whats a cheap, painless and fast way to end this?





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    Hi hope you can help. My 10 year old has small pink spots under her knees and they seem to be spreading around her ears and bottom. I havent a clue what this is but i'm just checking if it is serious. Thanks.





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    I too had stick out ears and suffered for endless years. I am pleased to say that neither my daughter or grand daughter have inherited these.

    my daughter has had a slightly misshapped head since birth, the skull protrudes slight behind both ears and a lump at the back. she also has a shaded line down her forehaed about an inch wide with a slight thin raised line underneath. i'm guessing wear the scull is still over lapping. i ask the doctors about it everytime i go but they just keep saying it's nothing to worry about and what do you expect us to do, cut her head open. which is a lovely attitude to take. it's a mom's job to over react but no one seems to be taking me seriously. sorry to rant on but i would be greatful of any advise.





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    My son who is now 19 months has always had a misshaped head since he was born which has now got better in time but when i questioned it with the health visitor's they did say it was nothing to worry about but to get a towel and fold it several times and place it under his head the other side he don't lay but do this when asleep,In time it will correct itself. Hope this is a help.

    Go to the Doctors and ask for a referral to Oxford Craniofacial Unit, it will NOT cost your doctors surgery anything and if there is a problem you will find out quickly from a wonderful team. I did it and I am so glad that I did. My daughter had Metopic Synostosis which required surgery when she was 14 months old, it took nine months to get belief that there was something wrong, when I got to Oxford the diagnosis took Seconds. My daughter is now nine and wonderful. There are only Four hospitals in the UK equipped to deal with certain head shape problems. It could be ok, but go and fight your corner.

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    Hi. Im 15 and I have protruding ears. I've never been bullied, but people ask me questions about my ears. I dont like it when people stare at me or laugh at me behind my back. I think the only reason i've never been bullied is because Im really sensitive. My ears seem really weird to me. I haven't seen anyone with the same ears as me. I just cant help but cry, because most people have lovely ears but I dont. I wasn't born like this. When I got jaundice, I always tried to remove my mask and my mum thinks that must have irritated my ears and caused them to protrude. Both my parents have nice ears. I always cry and feel bad about myself. My parent wont allow me to have surgery. They say that I should accept the way I am, but how come other people have normal ears? I hate putting my hair up, I always put them down. People always say that Im pretty, when I have my hair down, Im sure they wouldnt say the same if they saw my ears. I just hate having them ;-(





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    Hi I'm 16 years old and feel the same way you do about my ears.. I have always had big ears and feel like everytime I walk into a room the first thing people notice about me is my ears. Over the years I have grown to accept my ears the way they are and I have had many guys tell me not to change the way my ears are because they make me look cute. But I still am very self conscious and don't like wearing my hair up around other people. Even when I play soccer and volleyball I like to keep my hair down. Don't let your ears keep you from your goals and know your not the only one that has this problem :)

    Hi I'm 16 years old and feel the same way you do about my ears.. I have always had big ears and feel like everytime I walk into a room the first thing people notice about me is my ears. Over the years I have grown to accept my ears the way they are and I have had many guys tell me not to change the way my ears are because they make me look cute. But I still am very self conscious and don't like wearing my hair up around other people. Even when I play soccer and volleyball I like to keep my hair down. Don't let your ears keep you from your goals and know your not the only one that has this problem :)

    hi. my name is lynn. and i have a 17 month old son. his ears do stick out just a bit. and i fiddle with them just to see how it could've been. his ears still feel very soft. and im wondering if it's too late to fix them or not? he is a very handsome boy. i don't want him feeling bad about his ears. are there any solutions?





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    Yes, there are many options indeed. Since his years feel soft, you could always visit sorribesonline.com and use their treatment. It definitely worked for my son. It is around 500. but it's worth the money. Another alternative is taking the surgery in China. It costs as low as 50. Many of my western friends go there, just to find out some great deals lying around.

    google ear buddies by David gault with persistent use you might get lucky idealy they need to be put on in the first few weeks of birth.if in the future you decide on operation make sure its the safe suture technique to pin them back. the anterior scoring technique is risky as bleeding can contiue after surgery causing heamatoma and serius deformity of ears seen lots of bad results with this technique.greg o toole does the safe technique as david gault

    This is fine. The throat and the ears are connected and it seems that the pain has spread through to her ears. You dont really need olive oil you can give her calpol and make sure her ears are clean because sometimes when you get ear aches a lot more wax is given off due to your body trying to get rid of it's illness.

    My seven year son has ears that stick really badly too. Luckily he hasn't been teased about it yet so it's not an issue for him. His dad and I have spoken about getting them pinned back and we have decided not to. He wouldn't look right to us if they were changed. They're a part of him. So please don't disbelieve people who say your ears are perfect. My son's ears are perfect to me. One day he may decide to pin them back. If he does I will support him but I'll also be sad. As hard as it may be, for now at least, you should try to be proud of your ears. Anyone who laughs or teases you about them, clearly has a screw loose somewhere. And one day they too will have something they are embarrassed about. Who knows? One day they might all be incontinent ;)

    hi im a 13-14 year old girl. my ears have stuck out since i was a baby and have been bullied a few times i have always felt self consutious about the way i look and want some imfomation on how i can deal with the situation im hoping to get my ears pinned back but my mum does not want me to as she thinks that i am who i am and im bueatiful that way,im scared to tell her that i want to get my ears pinned back as i dont want want her to get upset. I need help i love my mum but my apperence is important to me to i hope that i can get my ears pinned back but im not sure how much it cost and if my parents would agree if i could get help i wouldbe really gratfl





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    My daughter is 13 and has big ears and even though I tell her she is lucky as she can hide it with her long hair, it's still upsets her when the kids at school take the pee out of her. I have now missed out on the NHS taking on surgery for this type of thing and cant afford privately so wanted to try and get her spirits lifted and so far my plan has worked without surgery....... Tit tape,,,,, it's clear, very sticky and has given my daughter back her confidence - wearing her hair up for the first time. Worth a try at £10.00 a roll, it certainly worked here...hope this helps x

    I am 16 and know exactly how you feel and when I see other girls and how they can put their hair up in cute hairstyles and look really pretty it makes me self conscious but I really don't think surgery is the way to go. I think that the way out ears are is a blessing and that I would rather have people except me with my stick out ears then except me only after I get rid of them. It is true that some people will laugh and make fun of them but the people worth hanging out with will accept you the way you are big ears and all. And trust me guys will except you too even the really hot ones :) I know this from experience because I have had plenty of popular guys ask me out. Hold your head up high and except the way you are and others will too :) but if it's really a problem try looking up how to hide stick out ears on YouTube.. It really works

    Hi my name is Raeesah, I have Protruding Ears which I dislike very much. Im 13 years old and I get bullied because of my ears I just dont know what to do about it.





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    My 7 year old son suffers with misshapen ears. the top half of his ears are folded. It is now becoming an issue at school, due to peer pressure/ bullying. an you suggest anything that may help. Thanks x





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    I have ears that stick out really bad, im 13 years old, 14 in august and im really considering surgery. But im really afraid of needles ect. People always say don't worry your ears are perfect, they are only covering up the truth. Its difficult for girls like me because my mum died and I have nobody to comfort me in this sort of crisis. I cry because i can't have my hair up and I feel that everyone is looking at me funny and sniggering behind my back :'( please help.





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    i am the same i am 12,13 in november and my ears stick out. i hate having my hair up and i even put a head band over them to keep them in. plz help

    my dad does help me, i speak to him and he says aww i don't see anything wrong with your ears, but I do. Im going to ask my dad to take me to the doctors soon so i can talk about them. Maybe you should do the same thing? :) xx

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    My daughter is 4 and has protruding ears. Although they don't bother her now I'm worried that when she gets to school age she'll get teased as I did. I suffered at the hand of bullies for years because of my ears, before I asked my parents at the age of 8 could I get the operation. It was the best thing I ever did. As a parent do I leave it and see how my daughter gets on or get it done before she has to suffer any nasty comments?





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    I am in same boat. My daughter is 3. My older brother had same ears and was teased horribly. He finally had surgery at 35! his self esteem was so much better after. Iam wondering if iI can somehow do her surgery before school and w/o others even knowing I did it

    Hello im ollie im 22 yr old my left eat is higher than my right i cant stand it its messing my mental health up i feel so depressed and cant even tell the doctor i care what i look like and i cant it .what can i do i need this problem fixed id rather not be here with these ears .messing my head up n my ballance. most the my heads tilted because i think my ears are equal on same time so i look stupid i cant do this please help rather be gone cant do this iv had enough cant even go out with out thinking about how i look im always negative no confidence ! :( i need help or il have to do something to them





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    I HAVE BIG EARS TO DONT WORRY IM 20 YEARS OLD I WAS THINKING OF GETTING SURGERY MY SELF AND I DONT KNOW IF ILL EVER GET IT DONE ALL I KNOW IS THAT U SHOULD BE HAPPY BACAUSE GOD BROUGHT U INTO THIS WORLD TO MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF UR SELF AT LEAST U HAVE LONG HAIR TO COVER UR EARS WHEN U GET OLDER U WILL C ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE THAT MIGHT SEEM UGLY TO YOU EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING THAT THEY DONT LIKE ABOUT THEM SELF NOBODY IS PERFECT ONLY GOD AND UR MOM DOES NOT WANT YOU TO CRY SHE LOVES YOU AND YOU WILL FIND SOME ONE THATS GONNA LOVE YOU FOR WHO U ARE NOT WHAT U LOOK

    I'm James, and I have what I think to be larger ears than most. I'm 14 years old, and I don't think there is any problem with it. My best advice to everyone out there with the same problem is this - Don't Worry About it. You might get bullied a bit, but so does everyone for different things. I was bullied because of it a time ago, and I had a little longer hair than most guys that would cover it up. My solution was probably one of the hardest I could come by. Just accept who I am. And believe it or not, it worked to the fullest of it's extent. I got a buzz cut two summers ago and am not ashamed of my ears at all. I read a comment in here saying that it is hard for this boy around my age to "Get girls"... and I thought about this but it didn't change anything for me. I kept my personality very likable and not socially awkward and I scored a real Hottie ( whom I later found out cheated on her boyfriend for me :0 ). Having big ears isn't the end of the world. It might seem like a worry, but don't even waste the thought. It's not worse crying over, or even talking about. Get used to it, It WILL be fine, you WILL survive, and you will not be treated differently if you just ignore them and act like normal. -James





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    My 6 year old daugher going in for her ears pinned back on thurday and is beginning to become very scared. As I was putting her to bed tonight she told me she was scared about going into hospital but really wants her ears like all her freinds. I could cry for her when she says things likd this but come thursday hopefully things will all be sorted. Has anyone heard of a pre op? A drink they can give to nervous kids/adults before they go down to theatre ? Do you think this could be an option for my daughter as she is so nervous???? :/





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    hi , we are thinking of doing the same for our 7 yr old boy and are worried because he is scared too. could you please tell me how it went? thanks so much x

    Hi it went really well!!! I she was really upset when she went down to theatre but she soon forgot about it. The staff where fantastic with her. As Soon as she cane round they took us to see her. Her ears are 80 percent better one still sticks out a little bit but nothing like they where. She knows if she wants her ear that sticks out done again she can. I would def reccomend it. The scars are minimal. And she didn't have any pain at all afterwards. Hope this helps any other questions just ask x

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    This confuses me. Ears grow faster than other parts of the body during childhood so why wouldn't people just tell the kids they'll probably grow into them. I know a man who had big ears as a kid and he was well proportioned once he grew up. Everyone gets teased about something growing up, I don't understand why the answer is always to change something. I think maybe people need to change by developing some confidence, learning some good comebacks for those bullies and watch while those people realize they can't get to you.





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    Yeah, I agree on the last bit. Because that's what I would do and be more self-confident, thats how we have to live and that is the way to do.

    My daughter was the same age as you when she became self-concious about her ears which stuck out about 90 degrees to her head. We went to the doctor who recommended surgery. It was a great success and she regained her self-confidence once the ears had healed. Now you really have to look hard to see where the surgery took place - she no longer has no problems about self-confidence. Don't worry about the needles - once they have given you the anaesthetic you will know nothing about it until you wake up. The anaethasist should be able to avoid the use of needles (at least until you are asleep!)if you tell him/her about your fear of needles. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

    my daughter is 6 and was diagnosed with 2 glue ears after her drum perforated. or gunge popped out in simple terms. i noticed she had trouble hearing me and had a appt with ent people set up just prior to the gunge incident. she may grow out of this but she has to pop her ears a lot like you would do on a plane and has to be careful when its cold as when she catches a cold her hearing is poor. all we can do is get her tested at ent clinic every 6 months and tell all her teachers to speak closely or facing her to guarantee she has actually heard them. family are well aware.

    How long were ears bandaged? Did family and everyone know? I Dont want everyone to know

    My ten year old has eczema in his ears and really bad ear wax build up too since he was born. What has the doctors done to help you??

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