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Infant skin tag removal

When it is safe to have skin tags near outside of newborn infant's ears removed?
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Hi,

Pre-auricular skin tags, as these tags are usually known as, are remenants of some organs during development. It is usually harmless to remove this tags. However, this removal may be done a little later and after consultation with an ear nose throat specialist.

Hope this helped. Let us know if there are any other queries.

Best regards
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Dr. Bhumika,

Thank you so much.  She does have an appointment with an ear nose throat specialist but not until the first of May.  Was just curious if she could have them removed before she saw him.  Thanks for the info.
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Hi,

Let us know what your ENT specialist advises.

Also post us if you have any other doubts and let us know about how the baby is doing.

Regards.
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I just wish he could have them removed right of way.  People have told me that their child had one some years ago and they tied a string around them and they just fell off in a few days.  Do they still do it this way?  If so can it be done now?  The baby will be three weeks old this Friday.  Just a worried Nanny.  Thanks for listening.

Is it harder on the baby if it is circumcized right after birth or at 6 months?  My grandson has a testical issue and was flown to a larger hospital right before they were going to circumcize him and the obstetrician who was going to circumcize him in the hospital found the problem and said he may have to have some type of surgery at 6 months and to wait until then to have him circumciized.  Would be nice to get it done now if possible.  What do you recommend?

Thanks so much for you help.

A concerned Nanny
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Hi,

The best time to do this would be decided only after the ENT reviews it. It would be best for the child too that a definite decision is taken.

Do not use any procedures like tying a string at the site on the child.

Let us know if you have any other queries.

Regards.
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Thanks you so much!!  Have a great day!!!
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Our son was born with preauricular tags. We took him to the ENT and his ears are fine so now we have an appointment with the plastic surgeon to remove them. Our son is 10 months old. I'm feeling so uncomfortable with the fact that he was to endure pain at such an early age. I'm having such misgivings that I'm thinking of cancelling!! Am I being foolish? does it take long to heal? Is it quite a pinful recovery process? Please advise!

CJAndrew
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Hi,

The procedure would be done under anesthesia and post-operatively pain relief medication would be prescribed. You can discuss this and other doubts that you have regarding the procedure in detail with your doctor.

Let us know about how he is doing and if you need any other information.

Regards.
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Hi,

My son was born with a preauricular ear tag. The pediatrician at the hospital advised not to have the ear tag removed until he is at least 6 months old. The MD reasoned that tying the ear tag with a string, etc. would be too painful, and it is best done under general anesthesia, which should be administered after 6 months of age.
I saw an ENT today and discussed the procedure. My son will be put under general anesthesia (via inhalation), the tag cut and the wound sewed with self-dissolving sutures. It will be a 5-10 minute, pain free procedure, with some discomfort as the wound heals.  
My husband and I are also having misgivings about causing our sweet baby discomfort, especially since this is an elective procedure, with the usual risks of surgery. In the end we decided for it because of the possible psychological pain down the road (other kids teasing him, etc.). He will defiantly not remember any of this at this age.
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Hi,
My baby girl borns with a auricular skin tag, now she is 3 months old, she is schedule  for a removal in 3 more weeks with a plastic surgeon, but I am very  concern of the  risks of the general anesthesia, please can you advice.

Dino
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My son was born with 2 ear tags both on the same ear. We took him to an ENT and she recommended NOT doing surgery unless he is already being put under for something later on in life (example: appendectomy, tonsils removed). I find my self wondering if we should get a second opinion though, they aren't large and seems to me it would be so easy to just remove them now! I wonder what the skin tags will do as he grows. I also feel he shouldn't have to grow with them. Am I wrong for wanting to seek out a second opinion??
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We just had our 15 month old son's large ear tag removed.  Took 15 seconds.  ENT had us apply cream 45 min before procedure to numb.  He injected tag with local anesthetic.  Five minutes later he lifted tag with a tweezer and cut it off with a scissors.  He corterized it with some chemical solution and we were done.  My boy cried for 1 minute with the shot and 1 minute after the 15 second procedure.  We were initially advised to have him put under and stitches used, but got a second opinion.  (P.S.  - it was going to cost several thousand and not covered by insurance).  This was so easy.  Plastic surgeons are perfectionists and of course want to make it look perfect.  They said there may be a little bump, but who cares - he can have a clean-up job if he decides to be an ear model!  Go see an ENT and what's easy and safe.  Just my opinion.
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