Have You Seen Someone With A ‘Tiny Hole’ Above Their Ears? This Is What It Means
Sinuses are found on one side of the face, but 50% of people have them on both ears.
A birth defect is a problem with how a baby’s body parts form or how they work. The baby is born with the problem, but it might not be recognized until later. Sometimes the problem is inherited (passed down in families). Often the cause is not known.
Is preauricular pit a defect?
A preauricular pit is a small hole in front of your ear that you are born with. Most of the time, it is harmless and doesn’t cause any health problems.
Most people with this type of hole in the ear do not experience additional symptoms. However, the pit can occasionally become infected, which requires antibiotic treatment. In cases of recurrent infection, surgery may be necessary.
According to Business Insider, one revolutionary biologist, Neil Shubin, says this hole can be an evolutionary remnant of fish gills. This implies that humans might have evolved from ‘fishes’!