Do you have extra hole in your ears? If yes, then this for your reading. Not all people have this extra hole near the ears but if you have noticed that you have it, you are among the few.
Preauricular Sinus or cyst is the correct term for this extra hole in your ears.
The ear pit is a common congenital malformation characterized by a nodule, dent or dimple located anywhere adjacent to the external ear.
However, those who have this extra hole need not worry or panic. This is harmless and it is just as normal as having an ear piercing. The only caution people with Preauricular Sinus is that they should keep it clean because there are chances of getting infection and bacterial manifestation.
The reason why you have this near your ears is still not known but there are theories which suggest that these are signs of evolution and may be remnant of fish gills.
Neil Shubin, an evolutionary biologist, paleontologist, and popular science writer hypothesizes that the holes “could be evolutionary remnant of fish gills.”
Neil Shubin is the author of the best-selling Your Inner Fish, which was chosen by the National Academy of Sciences as the best book of the year in 2009.
People who have this extra hole usually get confused and worried about it. One Twitter user tweeted “Preauricular Sinus. A blessing or a curse? I’m afraid I have this. :(“.
And following her tweet, the comments started flowing, few of theme were
‘I have it too and it infects once in 5 to 10 years, does it happens to you too ?’
More users commented
‘I have it to my daughter has it both ears’
‘Does it mean you can put a stud in without getting pierced? Bonus! :)’
It is amazing to see how people which such a rare phenomenon, connect each other through social media and discuss their issues.
Source – Wikipedia