Chondrodermatitis Helicis - Symptom, Causes & Treatment

What is Chondrodermatitis helicis

Chondrodermatitis helicis is a common skin disease in which small, painful bumps are found on the borders or elevations of the ears. It (CNH) more often affects middle-aged or older men and can be difficult to treat.

Synonyms and related keywords: CNH, CNH pillow, ear lesion, helix lesion, antihelix lesion, ear sore, pressure sore on ear, external ear lesion.

Causes of Chondrodermatitis helicis

The cause of this disorder is unknown. Chondrodermatitis helicis often occurs as a result of sleeping on the side of the involved ear. Other causes are -

Symptoms and Treatment of Chondrodermatitis helicis

Chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNCH) is usually treated by surgical excision. Treatment is by excision, with importance of removing the inflamed cartilage under the skin to prevent recurrence.

Topical antibiotics may relieve pain caused by secondary infections. Topical and intralesional steroids also may be effective in relieving discomfort.





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