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Causes Of Cauliflower Ear
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
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
Blurry vision: Yes. It possible. If it happens better to make appointment with Doctor and some tests. ...Read more
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
Not generally: What is your pillow made out of? With normal pillows that should not happen ...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
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