Taping after cleft lip surgery (1336)

Key points below

Your child has stitches that were placed during surgery.

What needs to be done at home?

The tape needs to be changed every 1 to 2 days for about 2 to 3 weeks. If the tape is moist or loose you may have to change it more often. If your child goes to school, daycare, or a babysitter, you may want to change the tape before the child leaves home.

To remove tape:

Clean the area if there is blood or drainage around the nose or near the incision:

To put the tape on:


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has:

  • Signs of infection. This includes fever, redness or swelling near the incision, or drainage from the incision.
  • Special health care needs that were not covered by this information.