What does CNH Look like?
Chondrodermatitis occurs on the outer ear as a painful, scaly, skin-coloured nodule in adults. There is often a small ulcer in the middle of the nodule.
The condition is around 4 to 5 times more common in men then women, and most commonly affects the right ear. Although usually found on the helix in men, Chondrodermatitis tends to affect women on the Antehelix ¹.
Chondrodermatis is different from the common weathering nodule of the ear which occur commonly in older guys. These small nodules occur on the outer helix and are not sore or tender.
Chondrodermatitis is most common in males on the helix and in females on the anti helix
The problem in Australia is that Skin Cancers are also very common on the ear, particularly SCC & BCC, and they can look similar to Chondrodermatitis.