Cotton swabs. Baby oil. Ear candles. There are plenty of home remedies for ear wax. But do you know what’s best for your ears? Our ear expert, neurotologist Erika Woodson, MD, FACS offers her do’s and don’ts for safely dealing with earwax buildup.
You’ve all heard it before: Never put anything, especially a cotton swab, in your ears. Yet people still do it sometimes in an effort to keep their ears clean. Experts say that cotton swabs in the ears can cause disastrous results. “I had a patient who actually knocked her hearing bones out of place with … Read More
Children often tug on their ears when they’re sleepy, but ear tugging and irritability also can be a sign of an infection. “Ear infections, also know as otitis media, are a common ailment for children from 6 months to 3 years old,” says Brandon Hopkins, MD, a pediatric otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon who … Read More
Ear buds and earphones are everywhere — and may even seem physically attached to some teens. While these little sonic feeding tubes can fill us with music, they can also cause hearing damage. Here’s how to minimize the risk. With a little effort, you can find models that do a better job of canceling outside … Read More
Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about fibromuscular dysplasia? Heather Gornik, MD, Medical Director, the Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory of the Section of Vascular Medicine, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at noon (ET). Chat With a Doctor: Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) Live Web Chat: … Read More