Cauliflower ear,competing what are my options?

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  1. shouldercharge

    shouldercharge Dave Camarillo idoliser

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    So I have a reasonably fresh cauliflower ear (a week old) have had it drained 3 times but its still a little swollen.
    Am competing tomorrow under ibjjf rules and understand that ear guards are prohibited as is any headwear including bandaging, Would I get away with strapping tape? What are my options for protecting my ear?
     
  2. metryc

    metryc White Belt

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    Just compete and then drain it again after the comp. then use headgear in training.
     
  3. codemonkey76

    codemonkey76 Black Belt

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    strapping tape is your only option
     
  4. codemonkey76

    codemonkey76 Black Belt

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    i would wrap it in gauze to give you some padding and then strap it up with strapping tape
     
  5. SD619BJJ

    SD619BJJ White Belt

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    At Nationals I saw people with tape wrapped around their head and looked a little strange but that's the only way they will let you do it. You can wrap it around your head straight across like a headband, or you can wrap it around your jaw where it looks like half a wrestling head piece kinda.
    In the future grow your hair out to where it covers your ears and you won't have a problem with it.
     
  6. Ice 9 Cobra

    Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

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    ???

    People with long hair still get cauli
     
  7. Dirty Holt

    Dirty Holt Black Belt Professional Fighter

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    The people with the worst ears are always the ones with the least hair.

    Me
    Couture
    Inoue
    Lindland
    Jacare
    Gamburyan
    Shultz
    Imanari
     
  8. BJJArsenal

    BJJArsenal Brown Belt

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    My hair isn't particularly long but it covers my ears. Never gotten a cauli or a threat of a cauli. That's with wrestling too, not just jiu-jitsu.
     
  9. SD619BJJ

    SD619BJJ White Belt

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    Exactly, I keep my hair long enough to cover my ears and I never have a problem.
    Then if I get a haircut and my barber cuts it too short then within about 2 weeks my ear(s)
    start swelling/filling up and hurting like a mofo.
    Hair is natures helmet.:cool:
     

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