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The Definitive Cauliflower Ear Thread (please sticky)

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by supertac, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. codemonkey76 Black Belt

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    i used an insulin needle... it was too thin to drain properly i then got my GP to do it... not sure what size he used.
     
  2. Easto Green Belt

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    Man, that left ear.
     
  3. JDV5811 Purple Belt

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    i have some on my right ear, and i drained it so many times i gave up and let it finally get hard.
     
  4. allgoodnamegone Banned Banned

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    My ears have been ok, but I was wondering is there like cream or something I could buy that could help prevent my ears from cauliflower?
     
  5. boboskitchen Blue Belt

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    what if i get it, dont drain it but keep wearing headgear?
     
  6. Knots619 Orange Belt

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    i tired to drain my ear once with a doctor at my university and he said my ear wasnt flowered enough to be drained and if he tried to drain it it might get infected, he said my body should drain most of the fluid itself, and it did.

    not i still ended up with a small amount of cauliflower but not as bad as i expected
     
  7. Wolfwood Banned Banned

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    Use a 20 gauge to start off with if that dosen't work use a 18 gauge go in a a diagoanl angle

    You can pick them up online or at a feed store
     
  8. MagicNinja White Belt

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    i wouldn't mind cauliflower. to most fighters its a badge of respect.
     
  9. Mumrik Silver Belt

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    While that is true, it is one of the ugliest and most annoying badges of respect out there. Black belt of wrestling my ass - it's ugly, uncomfortable and unnecessary.

    You say you "wouldn't mind cauliflower" and that makes it sound you've never had it. I think you might chance your mind if your did. Anyway - if you want it, go get it. It's not that hard.
     
  10. boboskitchen Blue Belt

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    i rellay wouldlike an answer, what happens if i dont drain it but wear head gear cause its all almost hardend
     
  11. batman69 Purple Belt

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    it hardens all the way and will stay relatively the same size until you reinjure your ear, if that occurs. unless of course your head gear moves around, as it probably will, and aggravates the cauli, making it worse.
     
  12. Greero White Belt

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    I agree, but im too damn stubborn lol
     
  13. Shawn K White Belt

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    Is it ever possible for a cauliflower ear to go away if the swelling isn't really bad?

    I've got a bit on the inside of one ear from a week ago at bjj but it's not massive.
     
  14. WWFD? White Belt

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    Great thread man, was needed!

    OK guys I have an alternative to the syringe method which I have used in the past and can happily confirm it does indeed work ( I was extremely doubtful at first to say the least )

    The Original Cauliflower Ear Treatment :: Fast, Effective, Painless, Natural

    After using this the swelling will go down and it even can help to soften up allready deformed ears.

    I also purchased a Brute eargaurd from Budovideo.com to prevent further damage and it has been great!
     
  15. Higher Learning Brown Belt

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    i call bullshit, its a fucking homeopathy based cure, its complete quackery
     
  16. codemonkey76 Black Belt

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    seconded... what an absolute crock of bullshit
     
  17. moochpb Orange Belt

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    i have cauli in my left ear hard as a rock....but its getting sore again...could i get cauli on an already cauliflowered ear?
     
  18. MIDMOBOX Telling People things they don't want to know

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    yes the skin can seperate again and fill with fluid again.
     
  19. The ScorpioN "GET OVER HERE!" Banned

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    I have a question and would appreciate a lot if anybody could help.

    I got cauliflower ear like a week ago and started draining it. then after a week of not rolling I went back and it became bigger and when I drained it the blood became thicker. I really want to continue rolling and not baby the ear for 4-6 weeks until the cartilage grows back together, so what should I do?

    Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  20. Jookaboo Yellow Belt

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    cauliflower ear....how i loathe thee.
    my right ear looks like the michelin man.
    its kind of fun to play with tho if its not flaring up.
     

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