Surfer’s ears – and what can be done about them [new study]

“External auditory exostoses, also known as surfer’s ear, are benign tumours of the external auditory canal. They form primarily as a result of environmental factors, including recurrent exposure to cold water (below 19°C) or cold air, with a prevalence in surfers ranging from 38% to 73.5%. The prevalence and severity of exostoses are dependent on […]

‘Occupational marks’

Occupational marks represent the effects of a repeated particular activity on a worker’s, musician’s or sportsperson’s skin. They are many and varied. They include (but are by no means limited to) : • Surfer’s Nodules (Surfers) • Cauliflower Ear (Boxers) • Jazz Ballet Bottom (Dancers) • Lichenification of the Elbows (Bank workers) • Alopecia from […]