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Does Duct Tape Work On Skin Tags
I have developed skin tags overnight on my back. I read that covering with duct tape will get rid of them. Is this correct?
Just get rid of it: These can be removed in about 60 seconds by your doctor in the office. Don't mess around with duct tape. Read more
Will thuja extract work on skin tags if mixed with water and ingested? Or do I have to apply it topically for it to work?
Try something better: Don't drink thuja; it's cedar oil and probably bad for you; the homeopathic version is a placebo. Like other irritant oils, it's been used to take of warts (immunomodulator); i'd be very surprised if this touched a skin tag, but some of us doctors remove our own skin tags by tying a tiny thread tight around the base. Read more
Yes: Salicylic acid impregnated pads can be used on skin tags. Place the pad over the skin tag for 24 hours and remove and wash. Over 1-2 weeks you should spontaneously remove the tag without pain. Do not use salicylic acid on open wounds/inflamation. Be careful of using the patches on the face or groin. Read more
I have skin tags in both armpits. What's a quick safe way to remove them myself at home? Would wart freeze away work? Thanks!
Wart freeze: Wart freeze would work. Also can be shaved or cut using sharp scissors after numbing with ice cubes. Tying them with a thread if they are big enough is another option. Read more
Removing skin tags on my neck and my chain keeps pulling them and they are sore, I heard compund w works
Hello.: Hello. There is a specific product called compound w skin tag remover. The kit comes with a can of freezing spray liquid, applicators, and skin shields to protect skin surrounding the skin tag during treatment. The maximum size skin tag you can treat with this kit is up to 3mm in diameter. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My plantar wart seems to be drying up and it 's less tender. Is the wart dying? Being treated with aldara/duct tape and tagamet (cimetidine).
My deep plantar wart is gone! 6 weeks of aldara/duct tape occlusion at night + 900 mg tagamet (cimetidine) per day (3 x 300). Thank you for all your help.
In all honesty...: ...I discourage people from doing this because of risk of bleeding, infections and scarring. That said, if you're going to do it anyway, clean the skin and a very sharp pair of small nail scissors with alcohol, and snip them off. Big ones can bleed quite a lot, so let your doc do those. An old folk remedy is to tie thread around them, but that seldom works. Otc "paint on" products are worthless. Read more
Skin tags: Skin tags (acrochordons) are benign skin growths that are somewhat familial (genetic) and tend to occur in skin folds. We see more as people age and, naturally, in overweight people because of the skin folds. Problematic ones are treated with simple excision under local anesthesia. Read more
Yes, but don't: Skin tags can easily be removed with a small sharp scissors, but since they bleed when removed cautery will be necessary to stop the bleeding. Tying string or over the counter chemical can work but may cause damage to the skin which result in possible scarring. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin tags: Skin tags are simply redundant skin that cause protuberances, often around areas that are frequently rubbed by clothing or are traumatized by friction. They often occur around the neck, under the arms and on the buttocks. When these skin tags get traumatized, they can get inflamed and very painful, or they can bleed. They can usually be easily removed under local anesthesia in a doctor's office. Read more
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