Skin tags Face/Ear


  • A harmless flesh coloured growth usually on the face or in front of an ear
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  • Excision under general anaesthetic once the child is at least 1 years old

After Care

  • Keep dressing intact for 10 days or until removal of sutures (if required)
  • Do not shower for 48 hours
  • No exercise for 48 hours as this will encourage bleeding
  • Take simple over the counter pain relief like Paracetamol or Nurofen for 48 hours or more for any discomfort
  • If the tapes get wet just dry them with a hairdryer
Different types of Sutures and Stitches Diagram