Should I talk to my doctor if I think I have cauliflower ear?

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Treatment can keep your ear from becoming deformed, so it's important to see a doctor right away if you suffer a blow to the ear and it swells. Your doctor will remove the blood pooled under the skin. Then he or she will apply a dressing that puts pressure on the ear to keep the blood from pooling again. You may also need antibiotics to prevent an infection.

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