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Cauliflower Ear In Children
Trauma un treated: A cauliflower ear is something that happens a long time after an injury in which the ear develops something called a hematoma. When traumatized the external ear can often develop bleeding between the layer of tissue that feeds the cartilage of the ear and the cartilage itself. When this happens the cartilage is deprived of blood and deteriorates leading to a deformity called a. ...Read more
Difficult: It is possible depending on how much damage has occurred. The ear certainly can be made to look better. You need to find a plastic surgeon or ear nose and throat surgeon specialized in cosmetic work. ...Read more
Yes it is easy to ge: If untreated it can cause permenant disfigurement. It is caused by trauma to the ear lobe and is very common in boxing and wrestling. ...Read more
Sorry...: Once it happens, you can't fix it, unfortunately. It may be a badge of honor among some groups of athletes/fighters but, generally that's among insiders. ...Read more
Your call: It's caused by trauma -- usually punching or wrestling. ...Read more
I want cauliflower ear. Don't answer the question if your going to tell me that I don't want it. Please reply by telling me how I can get it on my own?
Blunt force trauma: When the ear cartilage gets damaged, there can be bleeding, causing a pocket of blood, that, if not properly treated, after healing, shrivels up and acquires a cauliflower appearing deformity. Due to the nature of the activity, wrestlers, martial artists, and boxers are most likely to develop this, especially if they do not wear appropriate headgear, and do not seek med. Care after injury. ...Read more
Days to weeks: I have had cauliflower ear many times. If you drain it, it can come back quickly. If you leave it (and don't continue to irritate it), it will absorb, and harden in a few weeks. Draining it, keeping pressure on it, and a little time off, will usually stop it from coming back. ...Read more
Be proud of it: I'm going to assume this is from an old injury and you're not describing an acute situation. These are caused by hematomas that aren't evacuated as they should have been. It takes an elite plastic surgeon to try to fix an established cauliflower ear, and the results are uncertain. Many rugby players & fighters are 'proud' of theirs -- Mr. Couture seems to be (photo). ...Read more
Not yet: A cauliflower ear is something that happens a long time after an injury in which the ear develops something called a hematoma. When traumatized the external ear can often develop bleeding between the layer of tissue that feeds the cartilage of the ear and the cartilage itself. When this happens the cartilage is deprived of blood and deteriorates leading to a deformity called a. ...Read more
An ENT: They need to go beyond just draining and ent's are trained to manage this from early in residency. ...Read more
See below: Seek evaluation by a plastic surgeon who has treated these deformities in the past. Concentrate on your other personal characteristics to build up your self asteem. Everybody is different no one is perfect. Good luck thank you. ...Read more
It's a badge: My advice would b to change the way you see yourself. Are u proud of your sport or ashamed? If u are proud then show yout ears as badge of honor- it represents the years u have dedicated to your sport. If u r embarrassed then grow your hair long to cover the ears or cover your ears with a cap. There's really no other options. And, use ear protection to prevent further damage when grappling. ...Read more
I had for the last three months a painful cyst like thing above the back of my earlobe can it cause cauliflower ear? My ear seems fine right now.
Sebaceous cyst: Cysts in the earlobe are often quite tender. They can get infected, then the pain is even worse. They are usually treated with antibiotics when acutely infected. But, when they "calm" down, removal is usually accomplished in the office. This does not cause cauliflower ear. You should see an ENT md to see if it warrants removal at this time ...Read more
Make a call: This often varies with their past training and local healthcare practices. They may feel comfortable with the procedure while they might have a preferred referral specialist do it. Some urgent care centers are staffed by emergency trained specialists who see and treat it more often than a regular doc. Make a few calls and ask. ...Read more
Ear swelling: Piercing an ear, by itself, does not cause much swelling, usually just a mild, low grade inflammation. In persons with increased susceptibility to keloid formation (eg., some persons with darker skin), ear piercing can cause a keloid, which may look like a cauliflower growth. The term "cauliflower ear" usually refers to someone, like a boxer, who has had repetitive blunt trauma to the ear. ...Read more
I have cauliflower ear from a trauma. The external cartilage has solid drainage from inside the aurical part of the ear. It's very painful and M?
Blurry vision: Yes. It possible. If it happens better to make appointment with Doctor and some tests. ...Read more
cauliflower ear the surgeon cut along the ear crease and removed cartilage clot, then stitched up with bolsters. Missed appointment bandages stuck?
Can sleeping on my side on my ear to hard or the wrong way on my pillow cause cauliflower ear or the ear cartlidge to be reshaped? Thanks
What is your pillow made out of?
With normal pillows that should not happen ...Read more
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