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salicylic acid for skin tag removal

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jorge De la Pedraja
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not usually: Salicylic acid is not commonly used for this purpose.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
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Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: But probably will not be very effective better for warts.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Sounds correct: Give it -7 more days.
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chem ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Moisturizer: Use a fragrance free facial moisturizer to cut down on the irritation of the salicylic acid
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
48 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
24 years experience General Surgery
Recurrent corn: First of all, think about why did the corn form on your finger. Very likely there was a lot of stress on that part of your finger. Result is the corn ... Read More

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