Wrinkled Ear Lobes means....
- 0Mar 28, '11 by tiroka03What are your nursing tricks? I heard early in my nursing career if someone has wrinkles in their ear lobes, they have either chronic HTN our cardiac problems. What tricks and secrets do you look for when you assess pts?
- 0Mar 28, '11 by bookwormomActually, I believe the crease in the ear lobe is a marker for coronary artery disease. Here is one of several links:
http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/con...tract/147/1/65Last edit by bookwormom on Mar 28, '11 : Reason: spelling
- 0Mar 28, '11 by shiccyhttp://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl...&aqi=&aql=&oq=
I had to google what you were talking about. I had never heard about this before! From what they're talking about, the older gentleman with the crease near where a normal earring on a woman would go is what they're talking about. I'll have to look for that incessantly now!
The only thing *I* look for is clubbing of fingers. I'm sure you guys/gals all know what that is, however it's indicative of chronic hypoperfusion, though it's a really late sign. The only problem is that my sister has the start of finger clubbing, has no health problems, and is only in her 30's so obviously both of these signs aren't 100% accurate
- 0Mar 28, '11 by purseQuote from Tina, RNSo after reading this I looked at my ear and it doesnt match the corner of my eye haha. I have been hospitalized for horrible kidney stones before.. lol maybe thats why!I can't help but look to see if the top of the ear matches up to the corner of the eye. Supposedly, if they don't match up, the person may have kidney issues...
- 1Mar 28, '11 by pockunitQuote from applescruffetteI was told long ago by a dermatologist that people with eczema had lots more fine lines on their palms than the palms belonging to those without eczema. The reason wasn't known at that time by the dermatologist, but I've found it to be true.
My palms look like a roadmap. People are often astonished by how crease-y they are.
One more freaky thing to point out in class, thanks!