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Can you break an ear?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by takern, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Dec 1, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    takern

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    So last night apparently i had some wild dreams cus i busted my ear on the corner of the table and it hurts like nothin else. and its purple and blue. cant touch it. i know its just cartilage so i dont know if there is anything to do or just let it heal...
     
  2. Dec 1, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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  3. Dec 1, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    Nothing you can really do except put ice on it. This will keep it from getting worst. Often with these injuries, the ear will swell with fluid and then the fluid solidifies and stays that way and may look a little funny. Ice will help this.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    If your ear swells up go to the hospital and get it drained immediately!!! They can keep it from looking pretty bad.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    i dont have a working camera. but go into your bathroom with a blue pen and draw all over the top half of the inside and outside and there ya go
     
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    cauliflower ear! lol
     
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    its been about 12 hours so far. not swelling yet but its cool colors. it was pretty cold out and i spent a good bit of time outside in the snow today so maybe that helped
     
  9. Dec 1, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    Definitely ice it.

    The condition especk is talking about is commonly referred to as "Cauliflower Ear." It's common among wrestlers who don't wear headgear and get their ears beat up a lot.

    If it builds up with fluid, get it drained before it hardens.
     
  10. Dec 1, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    Haha when i read that i thought about the movie "The Expendables"
     
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  12. Dec 1, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    Depends how you define "break".

    Aside from the ossicles, there are no actual bones in the ear to fracture. However, you can do plenty of soft tissue damage.
     
  13. Dec 2, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    i haven't confirmed this for myself, but i use to work with a girl whose mom was a nurse for a plastic surgeon. her mom wouldn't let her get the cartilage in her ear pierced, because she said its not uncommon for the cartilage to start to "crack" from the hole (like a windshield can crack from a chip) and that eventually the upper part of the ear can droop or kinda "hang over a bit" and they have to go in and fix it. like i said, i heard that from a coworker but have no idea if its true or not. either way, sounds like you just busted yours up real good, but to answer your question i do think its possible to "break" an ear (kinda)
     
  14. Dec 2, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    ^^ happened to my cousin. he was standing on a basketball and fell off and hit his ear on the table. split the cartilage in his ear so it went floppy.
     
  15. Dec 2, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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  16. Dec 2, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    that would suck. did he just fix it with a popsicle stick and duct tape?
     
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    do you know if it will ever heal on its own?
     
  18. Dec 2, 2010 at 1:29 PM
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    It's fixed now...not sure what they did. Maybe they just got a beanie hat and made him wear it for a while.
     
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    Idk, but getting hit in the ear hurts like a son of bitch
     
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    a buddy of mine had half of his ear damn near cut off,he tripped and fell into the side of a steel truss while running in the dark truss space of our old high school.from the middle of his ear to the top was just dangling there,it was pretty gross.
     
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