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Can I Cut Off A Skin Tag Myself Will It Hurt
String: If you have a skin tag or lesion with a narrow base, and you are sure it is not malignant, a useful way to deal with it is to take a length of stout thread (you might need a helper for this), and lasso the base with a loop of the thread, tie is tightly with 2-3 knots, cover with a piece of tape and wait a week for it to fall off without leaving a scar. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have bumps in my inner thigh they don't hurt or itch and some bumps are bigger then others and they don't look like skin tags?
I have a skin tag I tried to cut off myself and never could do it. The skin around it, about dime size, turned black and I figured itd fall off. Its been about four years or so and the tag itself looks normal but the skin around it is still black. Why cou
Color change: This needs to be checked by a dermatologist for proper evaluation. If no access, post a photo to better evaluate. ...Read more
Yes, but not smart!: Sure-if you are very dexterous and don't mind the pain and risk of infection, bleeding and the unknown. What you are describing is likely a true fibro-epithelioma (skin tag) or could be the remnant of an external hemorrhoid or a filiform wart or even cancer. It would best be treated in the doctors office where a sterile field, anesthesia and appropriate pathology and followup can be performed. ...Read more
Probably not: But have it checked.Get a more detailed answer ›
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