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Cutting Off Skin Tags
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
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
It is much safer: To have this done by a medical professional. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As i was waxing my arms, the hot wax burned my skin. I went ahead with the wax strip which ripped off my burned skin. How long for skin to grow back?
Takes: It will take months to heal. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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?
Remove skin tags: See a dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: It sounds like you may have an infection. See your doctor for possible antibiotics with removal of your skin tag. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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