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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to remove skin tags naturally?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Yes,but dont: Skin tags can easily be removed with a small sharp scissors, but since they bleed when removed cautery will be necessary to stop the bleeding. Tying string or over the counter chemical can work but may cause damage to the skin which result in possible scarring.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
No: The best way is to have them cut off.

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A 24-year-old male asked:

What is the best way to remove skin tags, or what should I do about skin tags?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
For safest / best: results recommend that this be done by your physician or even a dermatologist (Even though there are products on the market for this purpose). Take care.
A 22-year-old female asked:

Whats the easiest way to remove a skin tag?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
See your doctor: There are many ways to remove a skin tag. Some people will simply clip them with fingernail clippers...Other recommend tying a piece of fishing line or dental floss around them. I recommend patients be seen for this. They can be numbed up with a tiny needle, clipped, then cauterized. Almost no pain, bleeding, or chance of infection.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how i can remove a skin tag yourself the safest way?

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Dr. Andrea Kossler
Ophthalmology 15 years experience
Not recommended: I recommend against removing a skin tag yourself due to the risk of infection. You should see your doctor and they can do a simple in office procedure. They will sterilized the area and use sterile instruments to excise (cut off) the skin tag. This typically does not require anesthesia, cautery or antibiotic ointment, however these are options.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

How to remove skin tags from undrarms? ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dermatology : I recommend having it done by a dermatologist (or other physician) rather than using a do it yourself medication that can be purchased.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How can I remove skin tags at home?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: You can try clipping them off with a small pair of scissors. It will be a little painful, and there will be a small amount of bleeding after. Also, make sure you ckean the area well with alcohol prior to snipping.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Cauterize bleeders with silver nitrate.
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