Cause There Is No Ear Hole In The Baby?
Good afternoon Doctor. U003cbr u003e First, I want to tell you first, my child was born about 2 months ago, precisely in June 2019. u003cbr u003e Now I just found that in my child’s left ear there are 2 holes. 1 normal hole and 1 smaller hole inside the ear (not outside). The diameter of the small hole is roughly if the ear can be inserted. U003cbr u003e The question is, is it safe for the baby? Because my baby always tends to look to the right and hold (the neck). His neck is also a bit stiff when directed towards the left. But that does not mean the neck can not go left. But more dominant to the right. Is that the influence of the ear hole that is abnormal or what? Thanks.
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The condition of the appearance of holes in the ear that should not exist, most likely occurs because there is a disruption in the development process while still in the womb. This disorder is largely unknown cause, but is thought to be related to a history of infection during pregnancy, exposure to radiation, pollution, cigarette smoke, and drugs that are not safe for pregnant women.
The existence of these holes can have an adverse effect in the form of accumulation of dirt, and as a breeding ground for bacteria. This can make the infection marked by swelling, redness, and can spread if left untreated.
Our advice, you should consult your child's condition with the ENT doctor, so that the condition can be seen and ascertained the condition through direct observation and determined the best treatment, and when to be given treatment given his very young age. As for the tendency to look to one side continuously, the possibility has nothing to do with the hole, but can occur because there is interference with the nerves or related muscles. This must also be examined and carried out further examination, whether it is true he could not look the other way or not. You can also complain about the ENT doctor, or can also consult a pediatrician. What is clear, the inspection is mandatory before determining its handling.
Meanwhile, the important thing is to maintain your child's immune system by keeping him away from pollution, dust, smoke and sick people, and continue to feed him. So, hopefully answering your question.