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Doctor insights on: Besides Ringworm What Kind Of Rash Can Cause A Red Circle With A Wart Like Skin Tag On The Breast Area It Showed Up Over Night

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Besides ringworm what kind of rash can cause a red circle  with a wart like skin tag on the breast area? It showed up over night

Besides ringworm what kind of rash can cause a red circle  with a wart like skin tag on the breast area? It showed up over night

Possible infection: Redness with a centrally raise area could be staph infection with acute onset. Since if this infection it could invove deeper breast tissue it is nest to e treated with antibiotics. See physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. If infection spreads to deepr tissue it amy result in scarring and potential future problems with mammography. ...Read more

Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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My 5 year old has a growth on the back of her head like a skin tag or a wart type thing. What could it be?

My 5 year old has a growth on the back of her head like a skin tag or a wart type thing. What could it be?

You named 2: If it bothers you, have someone look at it. Many can be removed in the office if needed. ...Read more

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I was told skin tags caused by HPV are spreadable. If so, how can I tell if its a natural tag or by hpv? I know it isn't a wart, so why can it spread?

I was told skin tags caused by HPV are spreadable. If so, how can I tell if its a natural tag or by hpv? I know it isn't a wart, so why can it spread?

Not skin tag: Hpv, or human papilloma virus, causes warts, including common warts and genital warts. These are different from skin tags. A skin tag is generally a flap of skin or similar, while a wart is flat. Because warts contain virus, they can be infectious. To be sure, see your provider. ...Read more

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What causes mole/skin tags? I've been having a few moles around breast area but a new itchy one has popped up. What to do? Very pesky itch!

What causes mole/skin tags? I've been having a few moles around breast area but a new itchy one has popped up. What to do? Very pesky itch!

Have mole checked: All new moles should be checked out. Skin tags under the breast often get irritated and itchy. People refer to skin lesions as tags and moles but there can be a lot of different causes of skin growths depending on what is going on with the cells. Pigmented moles that are changing or look a lot different then the other moles need to have a trained eye take a look. ...Read more

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What to do if I have some kind of genital warts or skin tags?

Here are some...: If the lesions are obviously skin tags, leave them alone as long as you cope with them well mentally and physically. If genital warts for sure, get rid of them, but do the same for partners with close follow-up, and maintain monogamy, and treat other STDs if highly suspected. Occasionally, biopsy is needed for differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've got some kind of genital warts or skin tags. Help please?

I've got some kind of genital warts or skin tags. Help please?

Hard to know: Without an exam, it would be hard to tell. See your doctor for the proper exam. Both are treatable. ...Read more

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Why is my neck is turning dark & itching profusely? . Neck is turning dark & skin between breast also getting lil skin tags as well was told onset of diabetes is possible cause?

Why is my neck is turning dark & itching profusely? . Neck is turning dark & skin between breast also getting lil skin tags as well was told onset of diabetes is possible cause?

Hard: Hard to tell without a clinical examination in regards to the neck (there are many possibilities such as acanthosis nigricans) so I would see a dermatologist. Read about skin tag treatment at the link below. I hope that helps a little. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on back and buttock rash. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation and Skin rash. What Could cause this? They look like big bites but they are on the top of my butt my side and right under one of my breast

I am experiencing rash on back and buttock rash. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation and Skin rash. What Could cause this? They look like big bites but they are on the top of my butt my side and right under one of my breast

Folliculitis?: A common cause of raised bumpy red irritated rash is folliculitis - may be made worse by prolonged exposure to moist clothes. You may want to see a doctor (or do a virtual consult with good pictures of the rash) to get a diagnosis for what is causing your rash. ...Read more

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Can I cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis I nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?

Can I cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis I nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?

This: This could be razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis), skin tags, warts, molluscum, a scar, or several other possibilities. I think you should probably see a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have white (almost my skin tone) finger like bumps under the head of my penis near the opening. Is this warts or skin tags?

I have white (almost my skin tone) finger like bumps under the head of my penis near the opening. Is this warts or skin tags?

Maybe papules?: Check out pictures of "pearly penile papules" and see if this isn't you. If this is what you have, it's your choice. For many couples, they're a definite "plus". Or if your lifetime partner would prefer, they can be lasered away. ...Read more

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I am experiencing what looks like skin tags at the bottom opening of my vagina. Are genital warts able to be cured? Are hpv and genital warts the same?

Warts and HPV: First, skin tags are a normal anatomic variant. Vestibular papillomatosis also is another normal and commonly at the vaginal opening. Google both for photos; if still uncertain, see a doctor to confirm, but maybe not warts. All warts (genital or anywhere else) are caused by HPV, but most HPV infections don't result in warts. Warts are easily treated and cured, although HPV itself often persists. ...Read more

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Is co2 laser skin resurfacing safe for the genital and breast areas? I'm a 28-year-old model and was wondering whether co2 laser is safe for smoothing skin in the genital and breast areas (like skin tags).

CO2: Co2 is a strong resurfacing laser with risks if not done correctly. Because you would be targeting areas that do not heal well, I would not recommend any type of laser for either area.

If you have only a few skin tags, then an electrodessication would work quickly and create the least problems. Dermatologists use an small devise that quickly burns off skin tags.

The further away from the face, the longer it takes the skin to heal because there are fewer hair follicles which speed up tissue healing.

Be careful. You don't want to end up with scarring or infections. ...Read more

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This is on the back of my husband's head. They just showed up about a month or so ago. Thinking it's a skin tag but not sure if it's that or warts?

This is on the back of my husband's head. They just showed up about a month or so ago. Thinking it's a skin tag but not sure if it's that or warts?

Many possibilities: Did you know there are hundreds of different kinds of skin lesion? Many of them occur on the scalp. Scalp lesions include moles, seborrheic keratoses and other harmless spots. Your doctor should see his doctor if he is concerned, especially if the lesions are increasing in number and size or are causing symptoms ...Read more

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Hi I recently asked about genital skin tags. Reply was possibly warts. How is it possible I've been married for many years to my husband.

Hi I recently asked about genital skin tags. Reply was possibly warts. How is it possible I've been married for many years to my husband.

POSSIBILITY...: It's POSSIBLE that they could be warts... more than likely they are just skin tags. We all know what those look like. If you want to be SURE, see a dermatologist for a diagnosis and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more

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I saw 5 doctors 4 said I had anal fissure with skin tag and 1 said I had anal wart...its driving me crazy what should I do?

I saw 5 doctors 4 said I had anal fissure with skin tag and 1 said I had anal wart...its driving me crazy what should I do?

Listen to your doc: Get your anal fissure treated by a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, ...Read more

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I Skin tag like thing near my vagina And Anus, could this be warts? I'm not feeling sick. It stated as a little tender dump now there a couple of tags

I Skin tag like thing near my vagina And Anus, could this be warts? I'm not feeling sick. It stated as a little tender dump now there a couple of tags

Maybe: There are many causes of tender lumps or bumps near the vagina and anus. The only way to know what they are is to see a women's health provider and have an exam. They could be warts or they could be something else. ...Read more

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Ocasional bleeding rectum it drips after toilet. Doctor said warts/dermatologist skin tag and surgeon did nothing. I think its internal piles what to do?

Ocasional bleeding rectum it drips after toilet. Doctor said warts/dermatologist skin tag and surgeon did nothing. I think its internal piles what to do?

See another doc: The most common causes are hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. If there is extreme pain with bowel movements (like sharp glass cutting you) it's likely a fissure. If not, it's more likely hemorrhoids.
You are young, so a rectal/colon cancer is less likely, but you need to have an exam to definitively determine this. Start with your family doctor. If no answers, ask for a referral to colorectal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a skin tag on vagina labia or is this a genital wart? Is there any way to tell the difference? One small bump

Atypical for warts: Certainly a skin tag could occur in this location, and genital warts usually don't appear singly -- i.e. without several such bumps, warts are less likely. Skin tags typically are soft and easily pushed around, whereas warts typically are fixed pretty firmly and less mobile. But if you remain uncertain, get checked. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Need more info: Hi Miya...you may need to have a biopsy to find out exactly what the growth may be. It could be a normal finding or something else. We cannot diagnose without a biopsy. ...Read more

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What do genital warts look like? I have 2 skin tag looking soft skin coloured ones on my inside of leg near vaginal labia and one nearer my vagina

What do genital warts look like? I have 2 skin tag looking soft skin coloured ones on my inside of leg near vaginal labia and one nearer my vagina

Certainly possible: If these skin tags are new- there is a possibility they could be genital warts- please practice safe sex as these are easily passed and see a doctor soon! ...Read more

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I have skin tags in both armpits. What's a quick safe way to remove them myself at home? Would wart freeze away work? Thanks!

I have skin tags in both armpits. What's a quick safe way to remove them myself at home? Would wart freeze away work? Thanks!

Wart freeze: Wart freeze would work. Also can be shaved or cut using sharp scissors after numbing with ice cubes. Tying them with a thread if they are big enough is another option. ...Read more

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I have 3 flesh colored protrusions on my anus. Are they warts or skin tags? I also have frequent hemorrhoids. I've never had anal intercourse.

See answer: Flesh colored protrusions are generally either skin tags or hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids generally change in size whereas skin tags do not change. Warts or condyloma have the appearance of the attached photo. You would need to have then looked at by a medical professional for confirmation. ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more


Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more