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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Skin tags: Bening lession. Friction of skin against skin is believed to be the cause. Is more common in obese people , usually on the underarm/axilla-trunk area ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: No they are not harmful but they can be somewhat irritating because of their location. They tend to grow around neck lines, bra lines, and underwear l ... Read More
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Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Friction and rubbing: Some people tend to get them and other people do not. We don't know why that is. The occur in places that the skin experiences friction or rubbing but ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Possible: It is possible for skin tags to recur after surgical removal.
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A member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Skin tags: Skin tags should be seen by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who will discuss options on how to get rid of them.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
18 years experience in Dermatology
No: Skin tags are benign, noncancerous growths that typically grow in folds of the body (neck, underarm, groin, under the breast). They are not dangerous ... Read More
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A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Easily : U pcp can do it for u.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: A skin tag is a tiny, benign, outpouching of skin that is typically connected to the underlying skin by a thin stalk. Skin tags look like tiny bits of ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Ridgway
20 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Variable: This can vary greatly. Sometimes you are born with a skin tag and it never changes size.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
In all honesty...: ...I discourage people from doing this because of risk of bleeding, infections and scarring. That said, if you're going to do it anyway, clean the ski ... Read More
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