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Can I Just Cut Off A Skin Tag
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.See 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!
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.
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.
Skin tags: While skin tags are rarely malignant, you might decide to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or to reduce irritation if they are in an area where clothes or body parts rub against them. Everyday health (harvard health publications) outlines different removal procedures. Once properly removed, skin tags rarely recur in the same site, but others might develop elsewhere.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
NEVER: CUT ANYTHING OFF YOURSELF! See a HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL! Please pay attention to this opinion! Dr Z
Likely safe: It is was just a skin tag, you are safe. 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.
It is much safer: To have this done by a medical professional.
I believe I have a skin tag on my knee, and I cut it off a few times and I noticed that it grew back to its original shape in 5-8 hours, is it normal?
Probably not: A usual skin tag would not regrow in only 5-8 hours I would have your physician check it to see exactly what this lesion is
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.
I had a skin tag removed off my labia majora just above my clitoris, and my ob cut a mass amount of the surrounding skin too. So really nasty lookin?
Get more information: Talk to your doctor about the skin tag that was removed. Was there anything abnormal about it? Understand why they removed what they did. Would you need any further procedures? Tell them your concerns, and they can help you determine if this is normal, not completely healed, etc.
I have a skin tag on a sensitive area its on my nipple is there any ways to remove it without having it cut off that makes me a little nervous to do.?
Bad idea: The doctor who treats himself has a moron for a patient. It is very difficult to maneuver a sharp object or scissors near your own eyeball. If it bothers you enough, have a professional remove it.See 1 more doctor answer
Not advisable: With the risk of infection of skin with antibiotic resistance staph and strep-although the risk is low-i wouldn't advise it! You may cut off too much and have more scar formation. Risk of bleeding is also something to consider.
Healed?: If the areas that were resected have healed then you deodorants are safe to use. If there is any open tissue then wait a few days until all is closed up.
Red bump between inner thigh & vagina looked like skin tag @ first now it is swollen & red I shaved & cut the top of it and it bled a lot what is it?
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