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A 24-year-old female asked:

is there a safe way to remove skin tags? they're around my armpits, under eyes, neck and breast and it's annoying! how do i get rid of them?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Easy.: Can take a sewing thread, tie a loose knot in it and loop it over the skin tag at the base. Tie the knot tight and cut the string. Repeat for each of them. They will fall off in a few days without pain or bleeding. You might want to have the lesions on your face frozen or removed by your doc.
Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Surgery: It's about the only way to get rid of them.
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Just cut them off: It is easily done in the office, even with topical anesthetic.

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