Learning About Cauliflower Ears


I haven’t been wearing ear protection when I roll or practice.  I haven’t up to this point got any thing more then a sore ear now and then.  Last week that changed with the "black beauty" you see in the picture.  It is in a shadow in the picture but it is still black enough to stand out.  I don’t know how I got it.  I know my ears got mauled at practice but nothing out of the ordinary.  I’m not vain but I don’t want cauliflower ears.  I wondered if I was going to have to do something like Georgette talks about in her post "How to Drain Your Cauliflowering Ear".  I asked around at practice the next chance I got.  After everyone getting a good look at it and pinching it to see if it was ballooning the consensus was it would be fine.  A few of the guys had experience with cauliflower ears that were much worse.  I was relieved.  I’ll have the black dot for a few months before it heals up.  My ear doesn’t hurt and there isn’t a bubble where the injury is.  I hope this helps my readers diagnose their own ear injuries.  I think its time to get some head gear.  So stay tuned for the review.

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10 Responses to “Learning About Cauliflower Ears”

  1. I wear Brute Shockforce headgear with the cap to protect and contain my hair… except when it’s hot (May-October).. and it’s awesome.

  2. Where did you buy yours? I have been looking for a pair.

  3. Try protections for judoka. Those won’t hurt your partners as wrestling protections can with the plastic parts protruding.

    Get better soon.

  4. My husband bought them online for himself and then I pinched them when he stopped wearing them. I’m not sure they are made any more but there are other good ones… just don’t use the ones who are hard plastic on the outside, for your training partners’ sake.

  5. I am having a hard time finding them online or otherwise.

  6. Dax (the makers of the great Moskito gi) sell them.
    There are also these:

  7. has them under wrestling gear. Its where i bought mine. Also also.

  8. Thanks, Justin. I’ll check them out.

  9. Andre, I’ll check it out. Thanks.

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