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Are there alternative treatments for cauliflower ear?

Alternative therapies are not recommended for cauliflower ear. Cauliflower ear develops when a blood clot interferes with blood flow to the cartilage, eventually killing it and causing the ear to lose its shape. To treat it, a doctor must remove the clot and press the cartilage and skin back together to re-establish blood flow.

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