Winkler’s disease otherwise known as chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helices (CNHC) is characterized by a painful persistent erythematous nodule, mostly located at the rim of helix of pinna. Occurs mostly in men over 40 years of age. Standard therapy is by local excision or carbon dioxide laser vaporization.
People also ask, why is there a bump on my ear cartilage?
Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis is an inflammatory skin condition that affects the ear. It causes a painful bump to develop on the top rim or helix of the ear or the curved piece of cartilage just inside, known as the antihelix. The condition, abbreviated to CNH, is also known as Winkler disease.
Secondly, is Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis cancerous?
The condition is benign (non-cancerous). However, it can look similar to squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancer). Care should be taken to avoid incorrectly assuming that a skin cancer is chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis.
What does it mean if my tragus hurts?
Outer ear pain can most commonly be caused by environmental conditions such as water exposure or extreme cold weather that can lead to frostbite of the outer ear. Other causes for ear tragus pain include irritation from obtrusive objects like cotton swabs or fingers.
Ear lumps can be caused by exostoses and osteomas, which are types of tumors that grow in the bones of the ear canal. An ear lump and tenderness in the bone behind your ear, along with pain and swelling, could indicate mastoiditis (infection of the mastoid bone).
Earlobe cysts are almost always benign and disappear without treatment. They are usually nothing more than a minor distraction. If they grow and begin to cause pain or even a slight loss of hearing, you should immediately make an appointment with your doctor to discuss treatment options.
When to see your piercer. It can take several weeks to fully heal a nose piercing bump, but you should see improvement within 2 or 3 days of treatment. If you don’t, see your piercer.
Most commonly, soft tissue sarcomas feel like masses or bumps, which may be painful. If the tumor is in the abdomen, it may produce nausea or a sensation of fullness as well as pain, he says.
Relapsing polychondritis is a rare autoimmune rheumatic disorder characterized by episodes of painful, destructive inflammation of the cartilage and other connective tissues in many organs. The ears or nose may become inflamed and tender.
The prognosis for patients with chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH) is excellent, although long-term morbidity is common. Spontaneous resolution is the exception; remissions may occur, but chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis usually continues unless adequately treated.
Other home remedies include:
- Sleeping on the other side to avoid putting pressure on the nodule.
- Using a soft pillow to prevent CNH from developing on the other ear.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to extreme weather.
- Avoid pressing a phone against the ear.
- Apply petroleum jelly to an irritated nodule.
The mean duration of the CDNH was 11.6 months (range, 6-24 months). Figure 1. Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis in a 76-year-old woman resistant to cryotherapy.
Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis produces one defining symptom: the appearance of a raised bump (called a papule, or a nodule) on the ear. This bump is usually on the helix or antihelix of a person’s ear cartilage. The nodule creates a sensation of pain or pressure when irritated, and it’s sensitive to the touch.
Various procedures have been used in the treatment of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis. These procedures include wedge excision, curettage, electrocauterization, photodynamic therapy, carbon dioxide laser ablation, and excision of the involved skin and cartilage.