- Oct 25, 2004
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What causes Cauliflower ear? Is it the headgear?
1rep_max said:Headgear should help prevent it!
I think it's basically just ear bruising but because the ear is mostly skin over cartilege, when you have trauma to the ear that area fills with blood and swells. The fluid has no place to go so it eventually hardens and causes permenant change in the ear.
There seems to be a little fluid pocket. I just dont know whether I should bother with getting it drained (or draining it myself).dabouv said:You can see if it is just a bruise. Sometimes you can get a fair amount of swelling without a collection of fluid. Ice it, if after a couple of days, there seems to be a fluid pocket, have it drained.
The Technical said:LOL, got luck trying to drain it YOURSELF...
http://www.sherdog.net/forums/showthread.php?t=262827Mirada said:Drained it for the FIFTH TIME tonight, used a syringe this time and took a few lovely pictures:
can you take 2 fingers and move the swelling around like the juice inside a blister? you can tell if it's fluid.judogido said:I think I have the start of a cauli. It's been sore for the last few weeks and there is a pretty minor swelling in the centre of the ear. Dont know if I should bother to get it drained or just hope it goes away.
Will probably be getting some wrestling headgear for future prevention.
Anyone else with "minor" caulis? Do they go away or get worse?