How quickly does cauliflower ear appear after an injury?

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A cauliflower-like swelling can appear within minutes or hours after an ear injury. However, the blood clot under the skin takes days to kill the cartilage in the ear. In the meantime, a doctor can treat the ear, save the cartilage, and prevent a permanent cauliflower ear.

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