Preauricular tag; Preauricular pit
A health care provider will usually find the skin tag during the first well-baby examination. However, call your health care provider if the child has bleeding, swelling, or discharge at the site.
The health care provider will get a medical history and will do a physical examination.
Medical history questions about this condition might include:
The baby will be examined for other signs of disorders that are sometimes associated with preauricular tags or pits. A hearing test may be done if the child did not have the usual newborn screening test.
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