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Compound W For Skin Tag Removal
Will removing skin tags cause more to grow? I have skin tags on my armpit, and they don't bother me, but I'm afraid they will grow and get in the way when I shave. I want to do something to shrink or remove them. Is the removal process permanent?
No and yes: Removing them doesn't affect whether you get more or not. Removal of each individual one is permanent for that one, but over time you may get more. ...Read more
No real risks: Except infection which is minimal. The real problem is that in healing after surgery, skin tags can reform, they are usually smaller but your bottom will probably never look like a baby's bottom. Additionally, insurance may consider it cosmetic and therefore would not cover the surgery. I frankly discourage patient s from having the tags removed. If hygeine is due to pasty smeary stools, removing. ...Read more
One visit: Depending on size and location all three could be performed in one session. It could be done in less than approximately 30 minutes. ...Read more
Herbal mole removal: I think that they are a bad idea. Destroying a lesion without being able to examine it pathologically is bad because sometime the most innocuous looking "moles" can be cancer. An amelanotic melanoma will not have any pigment in it and can look like a small reddish bump. It is unlikely that the creams would adequately remove such a lesion. I have seen cancers in "skin tags" and other unexpected spot. ...Read more
My 1month old baby is having skin tag on left nostril, hence little baby for removal & care, what treatment should be? Worried about it please suggest
Skin tag: Speak to your pediatrician and see a dermatologist if you must have it removed for cosmetic reasons, do not try anything over the counter for it. ...Read more
What specialist should one see for exam and removal of skin tags around anus? Dermatologist, proctologist or other?
Anal tags removal: Either or even a GP doc can help. ...Read more
After removal of anal skin tags will olive oil on cotton wool on the area promote healing and soothe soreness..
Absolutely: I am a proponent of olive oil. This is a soothing oil and should be helpful. ...Read more
Skin tags are extra bits of normal skin, often on little stalks. They most often show up where there's friction: underarms, neck, genitals, and anus (with crohn's disease, for instance).
They sometime run in families. They're more common as you age and even more common if overweight. ...Read more
Skin tag removal: Best to see your physician for this one. Occasionally skin tags can cause a bit of bleeding when they are removed and it is best done by your doctor who can see the area clearly and use a local anesthetic with a vasoconstrictor and an agent to stop bleeding after removal. ...Read more