Ear injuries in Hollywood and Florida are a common occurrence, especially for children. Although most of us consider ear injuries to be fairly minor, they can cause serious complications. Ear injuries, left untreated, can lead to lifelong and permanent injury or can affect hearing for a lifetime. Serious trauma to the ear can also result in head trauma and permanent injury.
There many ways that ear injuries can occur. They can occur due to:
1) External injuries.
Even minor injuries to the external ear or to the ear canal can lead to infection that can spread to other parts of the ear and even to the brain. Frostbite, scrapes, burns, and cuts can all become infected. If you or your child has a minor injury to the ear area, be sure to keep the area clean. Seek medical attention at once if the injury does not heal or seems to get worse.