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Chondrodermatitis Helicis

What is Chondrodermatitis Helicis ?

Chondrodermatitis Helicis being an uncommon illness of the skin, affects people of old ages and is not fatal or contagious. Chondrodermatitis helicis is a condition in which small, painful bumps are found on the borders or elevations of the ears. These are small, painful, inflammatory nodule or growth attached to the cartilage of the outer ear. This is most often seen in men over the age of 40.

What are the symptoms of Chondrodermatitis Helicis ?

Chondrodermatitis Helicis lesion can be pale or slightly reddish, and is often covered by scale or a small ulcer.

What are the causes of Chondrodermatitis Helicis ?

The causes of Chondrodermatitis Helicis are attributed to some typical lifestyle habits. Some of the causes include:

  • Chondrodermatitis helicis may occur when pressure is constantly applied to the same ear, such as when holding a telephone.
  • This condition often occurs as a result of sleeping on the side of the involved ear.

Treatment of Chondrodermatitis Helicis - With Home Remedies

The treatment options for Chondrodermatitis Helicis are very few. Some of them are:

  • Cortisone injections and ointments - This drug helps in relieving the pain and curing the skin disease.
  • Surgical removal of the effected area. Recurrence is common in case of surgery.
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