Ear Tube FAQ

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Ear infections are the number one reason parents bring their children to the doctor. In fact, most kids have at least one ear infection by their third birthday. In most cases, ear infections can be easily treated with antibiotics. But for children who experience repeated or ongoing ear infections, a doctor may recommend ear tubes.
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Some People Can Make Their Ears Roar. Can You?

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The sound produced by the voluntary contraction of the tensor tympani was first recorded in the 1842 text Elements of Physiology Volume 2 by Johannes Müller. Earlier this year, Italian engineer Massimo tweeted this diagram along with an explanation of the tensor tympani, bringing the internet’s attention to the fact that there is a divide
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What Your Earwax Says About Your Health

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Earwax plays an important role in the health of your ear. Also called cerumen, it is produced by glands in the skin of the outer ear canal in order to catch and remove debris and bacteria. Earwax naturally works its way out of the ear canal thanks to the anatomy of the ear itself as
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Managing Meniere’s Disease

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Meniere’s disease is an inner-ear disorder with symptoms that include vertigo (the feeling of dizziness/spinning), tinnitus (ringing in the ears), intermittent hearing loss and pressure/fullness of the ear. The cause of Meniere’s disease is unclear, but many cases are associated with poor ear drainage, autoimmune responses, allergic reactions, viral infections, head trauma and migraines. Effects
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Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help Cure Ear Infections?

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People seeking natural health benefits in Topeka often turn to the grocery store shelf for inspiration. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been a popular go-to for folks looking for an all-natural remedy to improve overall health. Many believe it can even be used as a treatment for ear infections. Health Benefits of ACV Apple cider
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What is Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?

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Hearing and balance problems are common in Topeka. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as ear pain and pressure, muffled hearing, tinnitus, hearing loss, a feeling of fullness in the ear, dizziness or vertigo, you might be suffering from Eustachian tube dysfunction. Prevalence of ETD Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is the medical term for conditions that
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