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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)

Cutaneous skin tags are small, usually harmless (benign) skin growths that are easily removed by a doctor. Sometimes, warts ...Read more


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Why am i prone to skin tags I have a lot under my arms?

Skin Tags: You need a colonoscopy. The older skin literature found a loose association between skin tags and polyps of the colon which can cause colon cancer. ...Read more

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I have many small skin tags under my arms n back of my neck in recent months more so also on my inner tigh. Why and how do I remove these.

I have many small skin tags under my arms n back of my neck in recent months more so also on my inner tigh. Why and how do I remove these.

R/o Acanthosis: 30 year old woman with skin tags. It would be best in this situation to get an exam from your physician to rule out Acanthosis Nigricans and related diseases and endocrinopathies. Bring your family history and current health information. If simple skin tags can be cauterized or removed with cryotherapy. Please see your doctor for exam first. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best home remedy to remove skin tags under my arms.

See below: There are over the counter meds available. You have someone who can simply put 2 to 3 knots with sewing thread at the base of the tag, it will painlessly fall off a few days later. ...Read more

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Is there a safe way to remove skin tags at home? I have a number of skin tags on my upper arms. Is there a safe and effective ointment or cream that i can use at home to dissolve them? .

Is there a safe way to remove skin tags at home? I have a number of skin tags on my upper arms. Is there a safe and effective ointment or cream that i can use at home to dissolve them?

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I : I agree. There is an "art" to removing skin tags to avoid leaving a mark. The appropriate method depends on the size and location of the skin tag and is best performed by someone experienced in removal. A skin tag picture and a few of the treatment options are discussed at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have skin tags under my arms. The skin tags right below my armpit on the right side gets swollen and is tender. Should consult my doctor ?

I have skin tags under my arms. The skin tags right below my armpit on the right side gets swollen and is tender. Should consult my doctor ?

If one is...: ...Subject to recurrent trauma and/or infections, e.g., getting caught on clothing and being injured/inflamed, then this is a good reason to consider having it removed. It is a very easy, and practically painless procedure to do so! ...Read more

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My symptoms: no period for 6 months, dark under arms, skin tags, inability to lose weight, low energy. Could this be pcos?

My symptoms: no period for 6 months, dark under arms, skin tags, inability to lose weight, low energy. Could this be pcos?

Yes indeed: The loss of period, the dark skin and skin tags under arms (acanthosis nigricans) and the low energy could all point to pcos. However, you will need evaluation by an endocrinologist or gynecologist to be sure and to get proper treatment. Rarely, certain cancers can mimic this as well, so these must be excluded. ...Read more

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