A 33-year-old member asked:
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salicyclic acid can be use in skin tag?

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Dr. Minas Constantinides
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Acids for skin tags: Although some acid peels can remove skin tags, most are ineffective. Salicylic acid is too weak an acid to remove a skin tag. Best is to simply shave the skin tag off at its base. See a competent facial plastic, plastic, or derm surgeon to suggest to you the best treatment option for your skin tags.
Answered on Sep 19, 2013
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Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: But probably will not be very effective better for warts.
Answered on Feb 13, 2019

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No: Skins tags are usually removed by cutting them off and treating the base under local. Salicylate is used to treat warts.
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Not oily: Check the contents of whatever product you are using.

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