The Significance of Skin Tags on the Face of a Newborn Baby

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The Significance of Skin Tags on the Face of a Newborn Baby
Skin tags on newborns are common. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Sukanto Debnath)

Skin tags, also called acrochordons, fibroepithelial polyps or soft fibromas, on the face of a new born are not uncommon. The location of a skin tag may be significant.

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Benign

The actual skin tag is a benign growth that does not become cancerous. The doctor will evaluate any unusual growths when your baby is born. Ask about the skin tag if your doctor does not mention it to ensure she saw it.

Causes

Skin tags are generally caused by genetic tendencies or a sinus tract problem that results in abnormalities between the skin and underlying tissue according to the National Institute of Health.

Location

Most skin tags on a newborn are not significant. However, ones located in front of the ears, called preauricular tags, and ear pits, are both associated with hearing problems according to a study by William T. Basco, Jr., MD, FAAP.

Removal

According to KidsHealth.org skin tags can be easily removed. Removal is done for cosmetic reasons or if located where friction is a problem.

Warning

A skin tag that bleeds, is inflamed, swollen or has a discharge should be reported to your doctor immediately according to the National Institute of Health.

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