Wrestlers can Avoid Cauliflower Ear with Headgear

Wrestling headgear can prevent cauliflower ear.  I see wrestler ranging from junior high to college who have cauliflower ear.  Cauliflower can easily be prevented but, there are a lot of wrestlers who don’t wear their wrestling headgear like they should.  It’s almost like wrestlers want cauliflower ear.  Let’s talk about cauliflower ear and how wrestlers can avoid it.

Prevent Cauliflower Ear with Headgear

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What is Cauliflower ear?

Cauliflower ear happens when you ear gets bruised and the cartilage is torn. As with any bruise you body send blood to the bruise to help it heal faster.  On any other part of your body, the blood is washed out by a continuing flow of blood.  The difference with your ears that is once the blood flows to the ear, it doesn’t go away without treatment.  The reason is it called cauliflower ear is you ear resembles a cauliflower.

How to Treat Cauliflower Ear

Once the ear is bruised, it needs to be drained immediately.  Depending on how bad you bruise your ear, it may need to be drained multiple times.  If the ear is treated quickly, you can minimize any deformations of the ear.  If left untreated, you can guarantee that you will get cauliflower ear have it for the rest of your life.  There are many videos on youtube on how to treat cauliflower ear, but I recommend that you go see a doctor.

How to Prevent Cauliflower Ear

The easiest way for a wrestler to prevent cauliflower ear is to wear good fitting headgear.  This means you need to wear the headgear for every match as well as any time you are live wrestling in practice.  You can usually find headgear at most sports good stores.  There are numerous brands that do an excellent job of protecting the ear.

Having Cauliflower Ear Hurts

You do not want to get cauliflower ear.  It is extremely painful.  Take my advice and wear headgear every time you wrestle.  If you have any comments, feel free to post at the end of this post.  I hope you enjoyed the article and have a great day!


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