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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
An ENT: They need to go beyond just draining and ent's are trained to manage this from early in residency. ...Read more
How long is the period when a cauliflower ear can be drained so that it looks normal before it hardens? No real swelling just a red mark and soreness.
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
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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