November 28, 2015
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Cauliflower Ear (cont.)

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How can cauliflower ear be prevented?

Protective headgear and helmets worn during sporting activities can help prevent this condition. Helmets can also protect from serious head injury.

See a doctor (preferably an otolaryngologist or plastic surgeon) for definitive care as soon as possible after the injury.

Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery

REFERENCE: Hanif, J. et al. "High" ear piercing and the rising incidence of perichondritis of the pinna. BMJ 2001. 322 : 906 doi: 10.1136/bmj.322.7291.906

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/9/2014


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