View Full Version : How do you get rid of Cauliflower Ear?

7/10/2009 11:29am,

I almost threw up in my mouth. Is there any way to get rid of Cauliflower Ear once it's as bad as these guys have it?

7/10/2009 12:40pm,
I believe reconstructive surgery, but what would be the point if you're just going to re-damage it anyway?

7/10/2009 1:58pm,
Cauliflower ear is what happens when the fluids that drain to your ear after blunt trauma solidify. You can get these fluids drained before that happens. It's usually a good thing to do.

But then there are guys who don't get it done in time or just stop caring and let it form. Usually professional fighters.

Frank White
7/10/2009 2:13pm,
Ironically, you rub cauliflower on it.

7/10/2009 2:23pm,
Get it seen to quickly, or you'll end up looking like the guy on the left.

7/10/2009 3:06pm,
I've got some interesting cauliflower on my left ear. Nothing on my right. I was talking about it with my doctor, who incidentally was a wrestler with Dan Gable in college.

He had reconstruction done on his ears but it was done well after his wrestling days. He told me that he will refer me to a doctor that can fix it all up. But the main thing was to wait until you are not going to train any more. Otherwise it will just come back.

Just learn to deal with it. It doesn't hurt after a while. It just get numb. No big deal. It is also crucial to make sure you have a good ear for family pictures!!

7/10/2009 4:54pm,
Mine are going a wee bit on the outer curl of my ears from clinching in MT... I am keep a close eye on it (in the mirror, smart ass) to see if it gets worse....

7/11/2009 7:58am,
Taping your ears back should prevent it http://www.irishrugby.ie/images/squad/actionphotos/action-hayes-j.jpg