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How can cauliflower ear be prevented?
Protective headgear and helmets worn during sporting activities can help prevent this condition. Helmets can also protect from serious head injury.
See a doctor (preferably an otolaryngologist or plastic surgeon) for definitive care as soon as possible after the injury.
Medically reviewed by Avrom Simon, MD; Board Certified Preventative Medicine with Subspecialty in Occupational Medicine
REFERENCE: Hanif, J. et al. "High" ear piercing and the rising incidence of perichondritis of the pinna. BMJ 2001. 322 : 906 doi: 10.1136/bmj.322.7291.906