cauliflower ear

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  1. mugsy

    mugsy Green Belt

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    i been doing jiu jitsu and a liitle bit of wrestling for a liitle while now and i finally got cualiflower ear.... i wouldnt mind a bit of cauliflower if it looked like 1 smooth surface but mine looks fuct two large lumps coming out of my ear hole and on my lobe and its swollen pretty bad its blocking the ear hole...i was just wondering if ne 1 else has gotten it b4 and if so what did u do? drain it? ice it?...im gonna see if the swelling goes down in few days b4 i decide on if ill have it drained i have heard ther is risk of infection when u drain it

    if ne1 could pass on ther experience/advice id appreciate it
     
  2. HogRock

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    Mine hurt like hell when I got it so I got the shit drained. Just be sure you get it drained before it hardens if you want it gone.
     
  3. mugsy

    mugsy Green Belt

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    im thinking of going 2moro cus i iced this shit for over and hour and it didnt go down

    but on the other hand ive gotten b4 and then i took off training for a week (for other reasons) and it went down alot
     
  4. mugsy

    mugsy Green Belt

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    some dude i roll with said that his doctor told him that he shouldnt get it drained cus it can cause a cartilidge infection...i asked som of the other guys whove drained it and they said it was fine so thats another thing thats in my mind
     
  5. HogRock

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    If it's done right there shouldn't be an infection.
     
  6. MMA RLZ

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    Drain it before it's too late.
     
  7. mr.tapout04

    mr.tapout04 Brown Belt

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    i have it but it went down.. i havnt touched it.. and it went down on its own.. and yes i train the same.. its still there but not as big as before...
     
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    is it worse than randy coutures?
     
  9. SOY MILK

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    Go to the drug store and get some needles, you cant have it drained just once, you have to keep draining it yourself. Probally about every couple of hours for about 3 days. it can hurt pretty bad at first, but you kind of get used to doing it.
     
  10. AngryGod

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    It aint gonna pop like a pimple, you gotta suck that shit outa there with a needle.
    Its gonna hurt too.

    Just be paitent and youll get rid of it in a few days.
     
  11. KingTino

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    1.Always listen to the doctor.... not 2 some guys....

    2. how can you avoid cauliflower ears?... I really dont want 2 end up looking like gremlin cause i like to wrestle..
     
  12. Matt Ferraro

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    My left one is pretty big... not like Saku or Randy Couture big, but there is an abudance of scar tissue build up there for making it a big lump. In my right ear its smoother because when i got it i knew i had to go get it drained right away, thats what you should do get it drain ASAP or else you'll be lumpy like myself.
     
  13. innsane247

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    I had my right blow up about three years ago, i freaked out cause it was pretty big but I iced the hell out of it for about 2 weeks and it went down a lot...then I wore headgear for about two months..but when I took it off my left flaired up and I iced it a lot too but for some reason the fucker wouldnt go down...so you can try ice but if its to late ur gonna be in trouble...my buddie got it right where yours is and he barely has a hole to hear out of in both ears..so if I were you id get it drained fast..i figure you got about a week or two before ur screwed...good luck sleepin haha and if ur doc says no i would get a second opinion! its not that bad
     
  14. mr.tapout04

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    to avoid caluiflower .. use those ear muff things
     
  15. Lawrence Dunning

    Lawrence Dunning Amateur Fighter

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    I guess you will just look like Nogueria...,that's not a bad thing.
     
  16. fightscientist

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    If you drain it, the ear will often collapse too. See the guys who have the folded ears? that's from Draining. If you do nothing it will not go away, either.

    What you need to do is compress it. Use Wet cotton balls on the inner part or something that will conform. If you can tape it up to keep it compressed that is best, but very hard to tape up properly. If not, just compress it for 15 minutes or so several times a day and it will go down considerably. it will still harden, but it won't be lumpy.
     
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    does it hurt when they drain it? or do they numb it up? how can u tell when its going to go down and when its for sure cauliflower?
     
  19. So pretty

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    just leave them, they're sexy!
     
  20. dabouv

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    The ear won't collapse. They shouldn't get infected if it is done with sterile technique. Any "collapse" is due to cartilage necrosis from failing to drain in a timely fashion. This is especially critical if the swelling is noted on both sides of the ear.
     

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