A Lump Like Flesh That Grows On The Front Of The Baby’s Ear?
Ass … when I see my newborn child in his ear there is meat growing up what is long? Can you keep on treating it?
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The existence of lumps like flesh that grows on the front of the baby's ear is called the preauricular tags. These lumps are benign lumps consisting of skin and sometimes can also contain cartilage. These lumps are formed during the process of formation of the fetal ear that begins at the age of 7 weeks of pregnancy.
The presence of these preauricular tags may not indicate anything (just a lump), can also indicate the presence of certain syndromes (certain genetic disorders) and sometimes can also be associated with hearing loss in the same ear. Therefore every baby found to have preauricular tags should undergo a hearing screening test.
You should bring your child to consult with a pediatrician first. The pediatrician will refer your child to have his hearing checked by the ENT doctor if it is felt necessary.
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