Can a helmet or headgear protect me from cauliflower ear?

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If you wear your helmet or headgear, you can protect yourself from getting cauliflower ear. Wear a helmet while wrestling, boxing, and doing other contact sports. This lumpy-looking malformation is caused by a direct hit to the ear, hard enough to form a blood clot and kill the cartilage underneath.

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