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How can acrochordon can be treated or cured?

How can acrochordon can be treated or cured?

Skin Tag Treatment: Tyically skin tags (acrochordon) with narrow bases are snipped off with fine sissors, if pigmented then lasers are also an effective technique ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Skin Tags (Definition)

Skin tags (acrochordons) are soft outpouchings of skin that may be caused by skin friction. They may grown under the arms or breasts & on neck, ...Read more


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Someone I know would like to know how acrochordon can be treated or cured?

Someone I know would like to know how acrochordon can be treated or cured?

Skin tag: Most skin tags (acrochordon) are benign and need no treatment. It occurs in older adults and seems to be more prevalent in diabetics and obese individuals. If the skin tag is bothersome (irritated with clothing etc) it can be surgically excised, frozen off (cryotherapy) or cauterized by a healthcare professional. See your primary care doctor for details. ...Read more

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How serious are acrochordons? How are they treated?

Not at all serious: They are the most benign possible thing. Nothing at all to worry about. They are frequently and easily removed for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor can remove a couple of anal acrochordons?

Any one: Acrochordons are inconsequential and any doctor could remove those. ...Read more

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Who should I see for skin tag removal to get rid of acrochordons?

Who should I see for skin tag removal to get rid of acrochordons?

Derm or primary care: Your primary care physician or dermatologist can take care of your skin tags. They can be frozen with liquid nitrogen or snipped off. ...Read more

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I am in my teens and I have developed a big acrochordon (skin tag) and its on the lower part of my areola but it doesn't hurt or anything what do I do?

I am in my teens and I have developed a big acrochordon (skin tag) and its on the lower part of my areola but it doesn't hurt or anything what do I do?

ACROCHORDON (SKIN): AN ACROCHORDON IS A BENIGN (FRIENDLY) GROWTH THAT OCCURS ON THE SKIN FOR NO APPARENT REASON. THEY CAN BE INHERITED, AND THEY CAN BE REMOVED VERY EASILY. SEE A DERMATOLOGIST IF YOU ARE CONCERNED. ...Read more

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Are acrochordons a malignant tumor or skin cancer?

Are acrochordons a malignant tumor or skin cancer?

Neither: Acrochordons are a fancy name for skin tags, which are benign (not cancerous) growths that tend to occur as we age. They can often be found on the neck, armpits, and groin-- pretty much anywhere where the skin tends to rub. No one knows what causes them, but they are definitely not dangerous. Many things can look like skin tags though, so best to see your dermatologist to check them out. ...Read more

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Bleeding skin tags?

Bleeding skin tags?

Skin tags: Skin tags are simply redundant skin that cause protuberances, often around areas that are frequently rubbed by clothing or are traumatized by friction. They often occur around the neck, under the arms and on the buttocks. When these skin tags get traumatized, they can get inflamed and very painful, or they can bleed. They can usually be easily removed under local anesthesia in a doctor's office. ...Read more

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How to treat skin tags quickly!?

How to treat skin tags quickly!?

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 injection local anesthetic prior to removal. Your doctor should be able to help. It is a common request. ...Read more

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Can women get skin tags in gential area?

Can women get skin tags in gential area?

Skin Tags: Genital skin tags are all those skin tags that appear in the area of the genitalia such as vaginal skin tags, anal skin tags and groin skin tags. These benign (non cancerous) skin growths are surprisingly common and mostly harmless. It is extremely rare for a skin tag to be cancerous. ...Read more

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Is it safe to remove your own skin tags.?

Risk of infection: The biggest risk would be infection. I would advise against it. ...Read more

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Has anyone with mctd had skin tags removed?

Yes: There are many methods to remove skin tags including liquid nitrogen cryosurgery, excision, or electrosurgery. Patients with mixed connective tissue disease may have raynaud's phenomenon and have an adverse reaction to cold. Thus, liquid nitrogen should not be performed. However, the other techniques may be used. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clear away skin tags?

Skin: Skin tags are typically treated by a dermatologist with heat cautery or injected with a numbing agent and snipped off. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent skin tags from forming?

Healthy weight: Maintaining a healthy weight seems to prevent skin tags among my patients. Also wearing a necklace (or anything which causes friction) may cause irritation to the skin leading to skin tags. Some people are prone to skin tags because of genetics. ...Read more

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Do small children eventually outgrow anal skin tags?

Do small children eventually outgrow anal skin tags?

Depends on the cause: There are perineal skin tags, meaning arising from the space between the rectum and the vagina, that occur at birth that look like vaginal or rectal skin tags. Those will eventually go away. Rectal skin tags caused by repetitive trauma, like chronic constipation, require resolution of the issue, in this case treating the constipation. ...Read more

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