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Doctor insights on: Cutting Off Skin Tags

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Can cut skin tags off my under arms?

Can cut skin tags off my under arms?

Will bleed: Multiple tags can be removed in one visit safely .The doctor will numb area with Lidocaine and remove with sterile scissors and cauterize any bleeding spots. ...Read more

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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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Can i numb and cut my skin tag?

Can i numb and cut my skin tag?

Seek a professional: While skin tag removal is quick and relatively straightforward, sterile technique with the appropriate instruments is always your safest bet. Don't risk creating an infection or less favorable scar than you would otherwise have. ...Read more

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Can I cut my own skin tag off ?

Can I cut my own skin tag off ?

NO: These are best removed by cryocursery or electrosurgery, since many tags contain numerous blood vessels. If the tag is small, and actually a simple tag another option would be duct tape over the area ( not face!) for 1 week-then remove. No cutting! ...Read more

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Dry skin on my feet and skin peels off easily. How could I stop my skin from tearing off?

Dry skin on my feet and skin peels off easily. How could I stop my skin from tearing off?

Tinea pedis: Tinea pedis is a fungal infection of the feet, common in people who wear closed shoes that trap moisture. It is characterized by flaking, cracking and peeling of the skin. This condition is treated with over the counter medications specifically for this purpose, and is prevented by keeping the feet dry and avoiding exposure from public showers, etc. ...Read more

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How to remove a broken off hair under stuck under the skin on my cheek?

How to remove a broken off hair under stuck under the skin on my cheek?

pluck it: See your medsp[a doctor to discuss laser hair removal and she will also be able to remove the hair for you if it is not easily plucked. ...Read more

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How can I toughen the skin under my feet?

Why do want to do : That? Toughening the skin may cause cracks in the skin and predispose you to infections. If you insist; try going around barefoot, though I do not recommend it. ...Read more

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How can I remove skin moles off my face?

How can I remove skin moles off my face?

See Plastic Surgeon: If the question is whether you can remove the moles off your face yourself then the answer is definitely - not recommended. See your pcp or preferably a plastic surgeon and they should be able to address this for you and replace the mole with a small scar. ...Read more

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Skin tags, I have skin tags around my neck. I uear a lot of t-shirts and they seem to follow the line wheee my t's end, how can I remove skin tags?

Physician removal: Stop Aspirin before removing skin tags. A physician should use sterile technique to remove skin tags and place antibiotic ointment on these wounds until healed. Some burn them off, e.g. Laser or bovie, some use a scalpel. These skin tags result from friction on the skin, and one can decrease the occurrence by putting aquaphor or vitamin e on the skin to decrease abrasion or from mechanical rubbing. ...Read more

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I have very small pieces ok skin coming out from my body (eye back under arm). Can my dermatologist cut them without a biopsy first?

I have very small pieces ok skin coming out from my body (eye back under arm). Can my dermatologist cut them without a biopsy first?

Yes; skin tags: Benign skin tag likely. These are common protrusions of normal skin that tend to crop up in areas of the body, usually in creases around arm pits, groin, eyelids, neck. May be clipped without anesthesia or with. If classic appearance without atypical appearance , then complete excision may be performed without histo-pathological tissue evaluation. ...Read more

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I have these small flesh color bumps on my mons pubis they look just like skin tags and I can pinch them off with my finger nails. What could they be?

I have these small flesh color  bumps on my mons pubis they look just like skin tags and I can pinch them off with my finger nails. What could they be?

Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Consider a Healthtap virtual visit. ...Read more

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My skin tag under my armpit is red, swollen and painful? Can i remove it naturally?

My skin tag under my armpit is red, swollen and painful? Can i remove it naturally?

No: It sounds like you may have an infection. See your doctor for possible antibiotics with removal of your skin tag. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of skin tags on my neck? Put string around them?

How do I get rid of skin tags on my neck? Put string around them?

See Your Doctor: Go and see your doctor, usually after a little numbing medicine is applied, they can be painlessly cut off in the office. ...Read more

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Skin flabs under my tongue that look pointed, almost like skin tags but they just come out from under my tongue. What is it? Contagious ?

Skin flabs under my tongue that look pointed, almost like skin tags but they just come out from under my tongue. What is it? Contagious ?

Normal anatomy: The little finger like projections under your tongue are completely normal. They can look quite scary and to be honest, the first time I noticed them I thought for sure they weren't supposed to be there! Don't worry though. And no they are not contagious! ...Read more

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Can I get rid of skin tags on my neck with a disposable cauterizing pen?

Yes , but: In general self treatment of skin lesion is not good idea , unknowingly , you ablate incompletely a squamous cell cancer or a melanoma then consequences will be grave , you check with your doctor first . A good practice any lesion removed must be tested ( pathology ) ...Read more

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Why would the hair on my arms legs and face continuously grow just under the surface of my skin!?

Why would the hair on my arms legs and face continuously grow just under the surface of my skin!?

Hair grows into skin: While ingrown hair most commonly appears in areas where the skin is shaved or waxed, it can appear anywhere. Anything which causes the hair to be cut off or broken off with a sharp tip can cause ingrown hairs. Shaving is the leading cause, but waxing and tight clothing can also cause ingrown hairs. The hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin, and happens more so in people with curly hair. ...Read more

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I have a skin tag on my penis can i just sterilize some scissors and cut it off?

Not a good idea!: See a physician to discuss removal of the skin tag if it bothers you. This may be something your primary doctor does or they may refer you to a dermatologist. By attempting to do it yourself with "home sterilized" tools, you are increasing your risk of infection. ...Read more