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are the eyes, ears, nose and throat all connected?

By Anonymous December 1, 2008 - 9:41am
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i know you aren't meant to, but i went to sleep with contact lenses in. One night my eye was killing me and i realized my contact wasn't in my eye(thought it must be on the bed somewhere) it's been a while now and for this amount of time i haven't been able to hear properly in my right ear, about an hour ago i was cleaning my ear out with a cotton bud and weirdly enough what did i find in my ear? the contact!

July 2, 2011 - 4:58am
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My eyelits which penetrates in to eyes , comes out of my ears

November 22, 2010 - 2:51am

Interesting question! Our bodies are all connected by an amazing cellular engineering. That is why I take a holistic approach to health. From my humble knowledge of anatomy, I know that the ears, nose, and throat have two things in common: they are located near each other and have separate but related functions. The ears and nose are sensory organs—necessary for the senses of hearing, balance, and smell. The throat mainly functions as a pathway through which food and fluids travel to the esophagus and air passes to the lungs. The eyes which are also in the neighborhood are more directly connected to the brain as they serve as "translators" of what we percieved to be the physical appearance of our external world.

Primary care doctors often diagnose and treat disorders involving these organs, but doctors called otolaryngologists specialize in Ear, Nose and Throat. And Ophthalmologists deal with the diseases and surgery of the visual pathways, including the eye, brain, and areas surrounding the eye, such as the lacrimal system and eyelids.

It is not uncommon for example to see viral infections starting in the nose (i.e sinus infection) and have associated symptoms that affect your eyes, throat, and even ears. Infections in this area are to be taken seriously because its proximity to the brain which if not taken care of promptly by a doctor, it could result in more serious health conditions such as meningitis (inflamation of the brain)

The body is just an amazing thing. Blind people for example have an enhanced hearing ability. The brain compensates the inability to see through the eyes by allowing a person to "see" through his ears. Isn't this just awesome!

One more thing, have you ever put eye drops and tasted them in your throat? One more proof that they are all connected. Hope this helps!

December 2, 2008 - 2:45am
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Anonymous (reply to Coach Virginia)

my ear drops come out of my eye. strange experience

August 26, 2009 - 4:15am
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