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Salicylic acid for skin tag removal

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jorge De la Pedraja
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
No: Skins tags are usually removed by cutting them off and treating the base under local. Salicylate is used to treat warts.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Not usually: Salicylic acid is not commonly used for this purpose.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Acids for skin tags: Although some acid peels can remove skin tags, most are ineffective. Salicylic acid is too weak an acid to remove a skin tag. Best is to simply shav... Read More
Dr. Barry Cohen
35 years experience
Yes: But probably will not be very effective better for warts.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Some basics: A wart is something like an iceberg, with a significant portion under the waterline (skin surface). It is also like an onion with many layers & a ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Not really.: Salicylic acid is a mild skin peeling agent that removes the top sun-damaged layers of the skin, allowing the healthier skin cells from within the hai... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Moisturizer: Use a fragrance free facial moisturizer to cut down on the irritation of the salicylic acid
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Water's fine: Warm water and if dirty, mild soap is all you usually need. Salicylic acid and its derivatives are keratolytics (agents which cut through skin cells ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
No: Salicylic acid on any mucous membrane is not a good idea especially for the tip of the penis. Even used on the shaft, it may accidentally reach the a... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Let's get serious: Coal tar and salicylic acid are two different medications. If it's not working, it's time to explore possibly adding a Rx, or reviewing the diagnosis.... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: Most of these are low percentage products that have minimal direct effect.At most you would expect some drying. With these or any other skin product y... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Helps with both: Your physician may add a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin. The retinoic acid derivates are especially good for blackheads.
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