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What's the procedure to remove skin tags from the eyelid?

What's the procedure to remove skin tags from the eyelid?

Depends on size: I usually use a sharp westcott or vannas and bishop harmon. Usually steristrip and no suture. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Skin Tags (Definition)

Skin tags (acrochordons) are soft outpouchings of skin that may be caused by skin friction. They may grown under the arms or breasts & on neck, ...Read more


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What kind of doctor removes skin tags from eyelids?

What kind of doctor removes skin tags from eyelids?

Different types: This could be done by a plastic surgeon, ophthalmologist, or possibly a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get skin tag off of eyelid?

Skin tag: Pain is a variable experience but most patients have no problems with skin tag removal, Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can I use freeze away for skin tag on eyelid?

Can I use freeze away for skin tag on eyelid?

Skin tag: Don't do it at home. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have skin tag on my eyelid, what should I do?

Skin tag: Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I remove a skin tag on the eyelid at home?

How can I remove a skin tag on the eyelid at home?

Skin tag: Don't do it at home. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have little pimple like things on my eyelids look kinda like skin tags is there like an over the counter cream or do I need to go see someone?

I have little pimple like things on my eyelids look kinda like skin tags is there like an over the counter cream or do I need to go see someone?

Eyelid: This is likely a hordeolum or a cholazion. These are types of infection to your eye lid. The first therapy is a warm moist compress. The primary problem is an infected duct to the lash or a gland called a meobian gland. If you do not get a response to this in a day or so get checked. You may need an antibiotic ointment. ...Read more

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Mum has many skin tags on her upper and lower eyelids of both eyes. How to remove them?

Mum has many skin tags on her upper and lower eyelids of both eyes. How to remove them?

See an oculoplastics: Surgeon for best removal. Get referral from your eye doctor. It's a simple snips but using some local anesthetic and painless. Just want to avoid scars from forming. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My son 7yr old has what looks like a skin tag, on his eyelid. Where should I go to get it removed and is dangerous?

My son 7yr old has what looks like a skin tag, on his eyelid. Where should I go to get it removed and is dangerous?

Pediatric Ophthal-: Mologists, not optometrists, perform surgeries of the eyes & eyelids in infants & children. If it is a skin tag, it is not dangerous. Depending on your insurance, you will probably need a referral from his pediatrician or family medicine doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor can remove a skin tag on my eyelid that's in my lashes?

What kind of doctor can remove a skin tag on my eyelid that's in my lashes?

Skin tag: Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can any doctor remove what appears to be a skin tag from the end of my eyelid? It is starting to really bother me.

Can any doctor remove what appears to be a skin tag from the end of my eyelid? It is starting to really bother me.

Easy: These are quick and easy to remove. It is a routine procedure. Done by dermatologist, cosmetic surgeon, eye surgeon. No sutures or dressings. Nearly painless. Heal in 5 days. ...Read more

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Why do skin tags appear? I have one tiny skin tag that is starting to appear in my upper eyelid near by my eyelashes.

Why do skin tags appear? I have one tiny skin tag that is starting to appear in my upper eyelid near by my eyelashes.

Skin tag: A skin tag is a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk. They are said to be caused by bunches of collagen and blood vessels which are trapped inside thicker bits of skin. They are believed to be the result of skin rubbing against skin. That is why they are generally found in skin creases and folds. Your dermatologist can remove a skin tag by cutting it off with scissors. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do at home to remove cholestoral skin tag on my eyelid? If I see a doctor is it considered cosmetic and not covered by insuran

No: I have seen these regress when a person undertakes a more rigorous fitness program. Removing them with laser is easy but whether you insurance covers it is something you will need to find out ...Read more

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Can skin tags be cancerous? I have a skin tag on my eyelid, I was doing some research on the internet, and I read that sometimes skin tags are really the beginning stages of skin cancer. Is it standard procedure to do a biopsy when one is removed? .

Skin: Skin tags are benign lesions; however, occassionally a skin cancer, wart, seborrheic keratosis, or other growth can look somewhat similar to a skin tag. A dermatologist is trained to differentiate between lesions and help determine if there is any risk (and biopsy when necessary). I put up a picture of a skin tag below. ...Read more

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I have a skin tag on my eyelid. I am looking for an effective home remedy. I have tried olive oil and baking soda and now, I am trying tea tree oil.

I have a skin tag on my eyelid. I am looking for an effective home remedy. I have tried olive oil and baking soda and now, I am trying tea tree oil.

Unlikely: Unfortunately a home remedy is unlikely to have any effect. Surgical removal by a professional is straightforward and your best bet. ...Read more

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Chlorestol skin tags over eye lids?

Chlorestol skin tags over eye lids?

Which one?: "skin tags" usually refers to papillomas- common growths around the eyes and sometimes on the neck and elsewhere. They are elevated off the skin + look like microscopic cauliflower. They sometimes have a narrow stalk at the base. They are like a wart; caused by virus. Cholesterol deposits occur as yellow slightly raised patches on the inner parts of the upper lid- called xanthelasma. Both benign. ...Read more

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Why am I now getting skin tags on my eye and nose region?

It's genetic: Some people get moles, some get cysts, some get lipomas and some get skin tags.No known cause. ...Read more

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I have skin tags on my eye lid can it be removed?

I have skin tags on my eye lid can it be removed?

Yes: It is a very simple, quick, and easy procedure. ...Read more

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What are some methods to remove eye lid skin tags?

Various options: Benign skin tags can be removed by cutting at the base, strangling with thread. Or by freezing. There is no after care needed and they will not cause a problem wether removed or left in place. ...Read more

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I have skin tag near my eye lid. Can I cut off at home?

I have skin tag near my eye lid. Can I cut off at home?

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. ...Read more

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My neck is covered with skin tags. Why? I have one on my thigh one on my eye lid...

Nobody knows: Why you have them is unknown. They are very common, and easy to remove by some primary care providers, dermatologists, general or plastic surgeons. Why? God only knows... ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to remove a skin tag wart on eye myself?

Yes, but not smart!: Sure-if you are very dexterous and don't mind the pain ; risk of infection, bleeding and the unknown. What you are describing is likely a true fibro-epithelioma (skin tag) or could be a filiform wart or even a skin cancer. You are best be treated in the doctors office where a sterile field, anesthesia and appropriate pathology and followup can be performed. Ps-that solution on tv-not great idea! ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a skin tag that is right below your left eye?

How do you get rid of a skin tag that is right below your left eye?

Depends: If it is just a skin tag and is not bothering you, you may leave it alone. If it is cosmetically not acceptable, your doctor could remove it. I would advise against home treatment for a lesion near the eye. ...Read more

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I have a skin tag on my eye lid. Why is it there and how can I get rid of it?

Let doc do it.: Dermatologist can do it for you. It's a normal "excessive" skin growths, commonly on neck, armpits, groin and sometimes around eyes like eyelids. No particular reason. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a skin tag on my eye lid. Why is it there and how do I get rid of it?

Skin tags: Appear for no particular reason. One on your eyelid can be easily removed by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can skin tag removed (burnt) from the eye lid be cause of the palpable supraclavicular lymph node? Is it soft movable not painful.

Can skin tag removed (burnt) from the eye lid be cause of the palpable supraclavicular lymph node? Is it soft movable not painful.

Likely unrelated: Burning the skin tag on the eye lid and enlarged supraclavicular lymph node are not likely to be related. It would be prudent to see a doctor as evaluation of a supraclavicular node is not an easy undertaking and is not a do it yourself issue.
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Is it normal to have palpable tiny right supraclavicular lymph node? I have no infection but have recently removed tiny skin tag on my eye.

Is it normal to have palpable tiny right supraclavicular lymph node? I have no infection but have recently removed tiny skin tag on my eye.

How do you know?: How do you know that what you are feeling is a lymph node. Normal lymph nodes are not palpable. You should consult your doctor for an evaluation. In the mean time you may watch and wait. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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DERMATOLOGY : Fleshy colored skin tag or skin cancer near my eye. I scratched it off but it grew back. What is this & how can I get rid of it?

You need to see a: Dermatologist to have lesion removed, since you have had MOHS surgery I suggest you go to that dermatolgist and have it removed so you won't have to worry and it can be tested. Hope that helps ...Read more