I Have Crystals In My Ears?
As strange as it seems, everyone has microscopic crystals residing in their inner ears. These crystals are called Otoconia and are found in the Otolith organs, which are two pouches inside the vestibular system that are filled with fluid. The pouches are lined with small hairs and the small hairs are lined with the Otoconia. When the head tilts, the crystals attached to the hairs move through the ear fluid and send nerve signals to the brain.
As the end of August draws near, back-to-school shopping is in full swing. Every Target, Walmart, and Office Depot is flooded with 1000s of parents and children all looking for the exact same items on their school-approved shopping list. After fighting your way through the hordes of family units, checking out at the understaffed front register, and trying your best to keep the kids supplies separated you head to your primary care doctor to check Physical Examinations off the mental list. However, even with a thorough Physical, there are some things only you may be able to catch when it comes to your child's ear, nose, and throat health. Here are 3 things to be aware of before sending your child back to school: