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Concern about childs ear, Should I be worried ?

My dayghter has had a small hole inside of her ear since she was an infant. It is not visible to everyone. I noticed it one day as i was cleaning her ears, when I lifted the little fold at the fron of her ear I saw it. She has never complained of any pain, about once every month or two i have to wait for her to go to sleep and then clean it. I think that the hole collects dirt(i guess) so I clean it to prevent any type of health problems. Should I be worried, is it an indicater of another problem ?
Mon, 16 Apr 2012
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Hello,


Could you specify which area is the hole is present. The outer cartilage is called the Auricle. Then there is the external auditory canal which is the tube that leads to the ear drum

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Kim's  Response
The auricle
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Hello,
Better let an ENT doctor see it so that he/she will tell whether it can lead to complications or not.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Nannika Pradhan's  Response
Hi!!The area where the hole is present needs to be specified...but braodlyl, as of now,need not worry and would be of concern then, if at all she is symptomatic(pain,ear discharge etc) and bothers her later and do be careful while cleaning the dirt and make sure u do it with a medicated ear bud.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,Kim,
Thanks for query,
It seems that your daughter might have infected sybacious cyst.
This may be on pinna,ear lobule or back of pinna.
It can not be drum as you can not see ear drum directly.
Consult ENT sp. and get specific diagnosis and then go for excision.
Ok and bye.
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Pediatrician, Surgery Dr. Pradeep Arora's  Response
No u should not be worried. If ever there is infection u shall have to show it to a pediatric surgeon, It does not denote a bigger problem elsewhere.
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hello
welcome to health care magic
dont get into any diagnosis with your prediction ,,if your child is having pain or pus is oozing out then we have to worry for infection s,,,if you are concern please visit ENTspecalist near you for proper diagnosis.
always use soft ear buds for cleaning,home remedy for making ear rejuvenated is:
pour few drops of leukwarm mustard oil 3 drops twice in 15 days.
take care
payal
ENT Specialist Dr. Ravinder Sharma's  Response
Dear Kim Hello I am a ENT surgeon. You need to be specific about the hole you are mentioning. As it is difficult to make out from the info you have provided may I request you to refrema your questions or if possible send me a photograph so that I can explain it further. Another way is you can sonsult an ENT surgeon for it with regards Ravinder Sharma
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Concern about childs ear, Should I be worried ?

Hello, Could you specify which area is the hole is present. The outer cartilage is called the Auricle. Then there is the external auditory canal which is the tube that leads to the ear drum