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Doctor insights on: Cauliflower Ear In Children

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Why causes a cauliflower ear to form?

Why causes a cauliflower ear to form?

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

Cauliflower Ear (Definition)

A complication that results from direct trauma to the anterior auricle and is a common ...Read more


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What sort of disease is cauliflower ear?

What sort of disease is cauliflower ear?

Beat-up ear: Cauliflower ear is a descriptive way to talk about an ear that is be traumatized to the point where it looks like a cauliflower, sometimes permanently. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for cauliflower ear?

What do you recommend for cauliflower ear?

Prevention: Surgical treatment is difficult, it is best to prevent the deformity by avoiding trauma wih protective gear, or by complete evacuation of the ear hematoma if it occurs. ...Read more

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Can cauliflower ear be successfully treated?

Can cauliflower ear be successfully treated?

Very difficult: You'll need an elite plastic surgeon and the outcome is uncertain at best. Like many other fighters, Mr. Couture is proud of his -- I trust you've got a story as well. ...Read more

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Can cauliflower ear be repaired back to normal?

Can cauliflower ear be repaired back to normal?

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

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Is getting cauliflower ear bad? Is it easy to get?

Is getting cauliflower ear bad? Is it easy to get?

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

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What are the consequences of having cauliflower ear?

What are the consequences of having cauliflower ear?

Ugly Ears: The ear becomes misshapen due to trauma. If you leave it that way....It sticks. See your ENT or facial plastic surgeon asap if you suspect you have cauliflower ear. It can be treated in the office usually. It is much easier to treat in the acute setting then after the fact. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cauliflower ear?

What is the definition or description of: cauliflower ear?

Cauliflower ear: Seen in people who wrestle, box or do martial arts. It is scarring and hypertropy of the tissue around the outside of the ear. The ear often needs to be drained and sometimes surgically corrected to a degree. ...Read more

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Can hardened cauliflower ear be repaired? Do jocks like to show it off?

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

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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?

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

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Can you get cauliflower ear with "no trauma"?

Mimics: There are some rare conditions that can infiltrate the normal skin of ear, giving a similar appearance to cauliflower ear. These include amyloidosis, lipoid proteinosis, leprosy, and sarcoidosis. The way to diagnose these problems would be a skin biopsy by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can ear deformities be a symptom of cauliflower ear?

No: Cauliflower ear is an ear that has become thickened or deformed as a result of repeated blows, typically in boxing. THerefore a cauliflower ear by definition is an acquired ear deformity. But not all ear deformities are cauliflower ears.
See facial plastic surgeon for management. ...Read more

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Typically how long does cauliflower ear stay in a liquid form?

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

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I have a cauliflower ear from probably wrestling what should I do?

I have a cauliflower ear from probably wrestling what should I do?

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

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Can cauliflower ear from cartilage piercing?

Yes, it's possible: Cartilagenous piercings are risky business. Cauliflower ear can result from auricular hematoma or perichondritis. ...Read more

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Boxer;s ear is quite swollen. Is this cauliflower ear?

Boxer;s ear is quite swollen. Is this cauliflower ear?

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

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Which type of doctors do I go to drain my cauliflower ear?

An ENT: They need to go beyond just draining and ent's are trained to manage this from early in residency. ...Read more

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My ear hurts but I'm not sure if it's cauliflower ear. How can I know for sure?

Ear: Many cause including infection and jaw issues. Cauliflower ear occurs after trauma and you would see a deformity of the outer ear. If the pain is bad you need to check it out ...Read more

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I'm an mma practitioner and my cauliflower ear damages my self esteem. Advice?

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

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I am an mma practitioner and my cauliflower ear damages my self esteem. Advice?

I am an mma practitioner and my cauliflower ear damages my self esteem. Advice?

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

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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.

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

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Can my general Doctor drain cauliflower ear?

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

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How do I know if my ear swelling is from piercing or cauliflower ear?

How do I know if my ear swelling is from piercing or cauliflower ear?

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

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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?

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?

Ear: Consider visiting an ENT or going to urgent care to have them numb the ear and aspirate fluid from the swollen area, as well as possibly start antibiotics for an infection. ...Read more

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Can cauliflower ear or aurocular hematoma cause blurry vision??

Can cauliflower ear or aurocular hematoma cause blurry vision??

Blurry vision: Yes. It possible. If it happens better to make appointment with Doctor and some tests. ...Read more

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cauliflower ear the surgeon cut along the ear crease and removed cartilage clot, then stitched up with bolsters. Missed appointment bandages stuck?

cauliflower ear the surgeon cut along the ear crease and removed cartilage clot, then stitched up with bolsters. Missed appointment bandages stuck?

Return to doctor: Or an urgent care center. You do not want the surgical site to get infected. If the bandages are not changed properly that is a possibility. Sounds like the surgery went well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can cauliflower ear give me blurry vision?? Or is it the doxycline antibiotic I'm taking?

Can cauliflower ear give me blurry vision?? Or is it the doxycline antibiotic I'm taking?

DOUBT: I am not aware of either being the common cause for your blurry vision, but if this happens within hours or days after taking doxycycline, it is best to stop it and call your doctor to see what needs be done. In drug reaction, it is guilty until proven innocent. ...Read more