The baby’s ear shape is “abnormal”, parents should pay attention to 2 major misunderstandings

After the baby is born, relatives and friends will come to congratulate and praise the baby’s handsomeness and beauty! Some careful mothers will find that the baby’s ears are curled, or pointed, or ears are protruding. When discovering these situations, parents need to pay attention to the following two misunderstandings&nbsp.&nbsp.&nbsp.&nbsp.&nbsp.Misunderstanding 1: Pull and rub. For parents, the abnormal shape of the child’s ears is easier to find. Some impatient parents will use the method of “pull, rub, rub”, hoping to “correct” the child’s ears. Misunderstanding 2: Take a look at it. Another type of parents, when they find that their children’s ear shapes are abnormal, they will take a wait and see attitude, hoping that the children will grow up and the ears will naturally return to beautiful appearance! The baby’s ears are abnormal, if it is congenital upper auricular deformity, Parents should pay special attention to the above two misunderstandings. What is congenital upper ear deformity? Normal ears are symmetrical, with smooth arcs. The earlobe occupies about 1/5 and forms an angle of about 30° with the lateral wall of the skull. In terms of size, the upper end is flush with the horizontal line of the eyebrow, and the lower end is located at the horizontal line passing through the bottom line of the nose. Under normal circumstances, if parents find that their children’s ear shapes are abnormal, it may be related to congenital upper auricular deformities. Congenital upper auricle deformities, mainly congenital developmental malformations of the upper half of the auricle, and some may be related to genetic factors. Such as wind ears, cup ears, ape ears, hidden ears, shell ear deformities and so on. (Various common upper auricle deformities) What should parents do with children with upper auricle deformities? For children’s upper ear deformities, they are generally not serious and do not require treatment. Severe upper ear deformity, along with the growth of the child, affects the child’s appearance, but also often affects the child’s mental health, causing the child to feel inferior and withdrawn. Therefore, it is recommended to try the following methods if the child’s upper ear is found to be deformed: 1. Non-invasive correction Because the neonatal ear cartilage contains an important component called hyaluronic acid, the plasticity of the ear is better. Generally, within 6 months, using non-invasive auricle corrector to correct upper auricular deformity, the effect is relatively satisfactory. (Non-invasive ear correction device, correction of upper ear deformity) 2: Plastic repair In order not to affect the normal psychological development of children, general wind ears (shell ears) and cup ears can be operated after 6 years old. This is because 6 years old The difference between the posterior auricle and the adult is only a few millimeters, and surgery has little effect on development. Because the hidden ear has no ear-cranial groove, the patient cannot wear glasses, and the water also flows into the ear canal when bathing, which brings many inconveniences to the patient’s life. Early treatment is recommended. (A case of ear deformity repair in Henan Plastic Surgery Hospital)