People can have many different types of birth defects, one of which is having the tags on their ears. Most people with this type of tag experience no additional symptoms. However, the tag can become infected, requiring antibiotic treatment. If the infection recurs, surgery may be required. It is a common birth defect and Preauricular Tag Removal in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah uses effective techniques to get rid of it.
What are Preauricular Tags?
Ear tags are one of the usual minor congenital disorders that can occur in infants or slightly older children. The tag is usually a small flap made of leather that is primarily a little in front of the ear. Some babies only have one, and this finding is not necessarily significant for anything. Other babies may have several ear tags, and they may be associated with certain defects where skin tags are a symptom, or with conditions that cause unusual skin tags to develop.
After the surgical removal, the tags will be gone and will not come back in most cases. However, some people are genetically predisposed to regrowth and will be recommended appropriate precautionary measures.
Some doctors advise putting a string across the ear tag to decrease blood flow until it falls out on its own. Because there is cartilage within the base of the stalk, this may result in a slight bump at the spot. As a result, surgical excision of the ear tag is indicated as a therapy option.
A small incision will be made around the base of the tag, and the cartilage stalk will be severed several millimeters below the skin’s surface. A little cartilage lump will be avoided with this technique. Your child will have a little scar, but no more treatment is required. After surgery, these tags do not grow back. Infants with a simple cartilage-free ear tag may be able to hear.
Infants with a basic ear tag that does not contain cartilage may be able to have it removed at their doctor’s office. To relieve pain, a local anesthetic can be given to the skin.
If your child has several ear tags or tags that are complex in shape, the doctor may suggest that they be removed under general anesthesia to ensure your child’s comfort. These operations are done as outpatient procedures.
When to See a Doctor?
People with one or more preauricular pits should see an otolaryngologist. The preauricular fossa usually does not require treatment unless it develops an infection. People who experience any symptoms of an infection should see a doctor immediately. This infection is very close to the brain and complications must be prevented.
The person usually needs antibiotic treatment to clear the infection. For an abscess, a doctor may perform needle aspiration to remove pus from the abscess. The ENT may also examine the bacteria present in the pus to determine if other antibiotics can help. Recurrent infections may require surgical removal of the fossa and sinus tract.
The person undergoing this type of surgery will receive a general anesthetic before the procedure begins. The operation, which will take place in an outpatient facility, takes up to 60 minutes. Full recovery takes several weeks.
The cost of Preauricular Tag Removal in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah can range from AED 2,999 to AED 4,999. The cost can vary depending on several factors like the number of tags, the complexity of the procedure, the treatment technique, and the surgeon’s qualification. The doctor will determine the actual cost after the initial consultation.
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