Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Chaz | 2010/08/03

Q.

Folded Ears

My newborn was born with a ear that looks like it had been squashed while in the womb. Is there any way that i could try fix the ear?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is very common.I presume that your paediatrician has examined your baby and all is well otherwise.Once this has been done your paediatrician may recommend simple ear splints which work very well and are worn by your baby for 14 days.If the folding is very mild all that may be required is the use of short strips of Micropore for about 4 weeks to hold the ear in position so that it grows normally.

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