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how do i treat skin tags ?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
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 30-year-old member asked:

Can skin tags be dangerous?

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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 19 years experience
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 but can get rubbed and irritated. If you are concerned about a growth on your body, you should see a dermatologist to make sure it is indeed a skin tag. Sometimes other growths such as skin cancer can look like skin tags.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Are skin tags harmful?

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Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
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 lines. Your doctor can easily remove them but insurance often wont pay since it is considered cosmetic.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What would you recommend to treat skin tags myselff?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Frankly...: ...I don't recommend that you treat skin tags yourself. If they are large, or have broad bases, don't attempt it; they will bleed too much. If they are small and narrow and you insist on torturing yourself, you can cut them off with a small, very sharp pair of scissors that you have cleaned thoroughly with rubbing alcohol. Tying the bases to cut off blood supply seldom works, in my experience.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What would you recommend to treat skin tags?

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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Skin tags: Skin tags are removed by cutting it off surgically or applying a suture to the base of the skin tag. There are no approved creams to remove a skin tag.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How to treat skin tags quickly!?

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Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Skin Tags: Skin Tags can usually be easily removed in the office with a sharp scissor after cleaning the area. They generally do not bleed significantly. If the skin tag is in a sensitive area (eyelid) or has a large base I will inject local anesthetic prior to removal. Your doctor should be able to help. It is a common request.

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