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Helmet fit causing cauliflower ear?

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' at netrider.net.au started by RedHelmet, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. This last week I've noticed a swelling in the upper cartilage of one ear. It's about the size of a moderate mozzie bite and possibly fluid-filled but without any pain or itch, actually no abnormal sensation other than the swelling. I haven't taken a hit to the ear or do anything such as a contact sport.

    I wear glasses with my helmet and I'm wondering could the pressure from the helmet cause such swelling? Otherwise could such a thing happen when my ears get folded just as I pull the helmet on? (My ears aren't folded when the helmet is finally on.)

    I've got a doctors appointment in a few days so I am getting it checked out. Just wondering if anyone has heard of such a condition caused by a helmet.
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  2. Mate good idea see a doctor. Could be skin cancer even
  3. Obviously the Doctor appointment is important, but after first laughing at this thread I looked it up and it seems cauliflower ear can be caused from the repetitive bending/folding. Wow. I learneded somethings. I thought it really took a serious blow to cause it.
  4. My ears will fold over sometimes if I don't slide my helmet on at the right angle, feels very uncomfortable.
  5. Just take up MMA so at least you have a cool story for having cauliflower ear.

    Not going to be cool telling chicks you have cauliflower ear from putting on and taking off your helmet multiple times a day.