Mama Knows Best

By June 5, 2019 June 10th, 2019 No Comments

There are a lot of things your mother told you that you nod your head, smile and say, “That’s a good idea, Mom.”  Walking away you smile to yourself how old fashion old people are.  Guess what, your mother knows a lot more than you think.  Let’s look at a couple.  “Nothing smaller than your elbow in your ear.”  This is a biggy.  People are obsessed with putting things in their ears – pencils, hairpins, keys, and Q-tips.  I can’t tell you how many patients I’ve seen in my office have damaged the eardrums, ear canals, and hearing using these “instruments”.  Or how about, “You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your nose.”  If you want to get a nosebleed or a nasal infection, pick your nose.  Sometime the infection can be serious, like MRSA or the development of a “hole” in your nasal septum.  Lastly, “A minor operation is an operation done on someone else.”  Remember this one when you are contemplating a “routine operation”.  Always be careful on having surgery unless it needs to be done. So, what is the takeaway from all this.  Sometimes, the answer to good health is listening to Mam

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