A member asked:

I have developed skin tags overnight on my back. i read that covering with duct tape will get rid of them. is this correct?

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Dr. Roy Arnold answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Not correct: Duct tape is effective for warts but not for skin tags. If you or a friend tie a piece of thread or dental floss tightly around the base of the skin tag, it will shrivel up in a few days and fall off. Keep area clean. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

Answered 7/6/2015

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