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Home Remedies For Skin Tags On Eyelids
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
See below: There are over the counter meds available. You have someone who can simply put 2 to 3 knots with sewing thread at the base of the tag, it will painlessly fall off a few days later. ...Read more
How do you get rid of ak skin growths and bumps on your face and also skin tags. Is there a home remedy?
Not really.: Ak stands for "actinic keratosis" - they are small crusty bumps caused by chronic sun damage. Dermatologists usually freeze them with liquid nitrogen; for severe cases a strong cream containing 5-FU or Imiquimod is used. Skin tags can be clipped off, or if they are large enough, you can tie a thread around each one to cut off blood supply. But most people (wisely, I think) let their doctor do this. ...Read more
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
Different types: This could be done by a plastic surgeon, ophthalmologist, or possibly a dermatologist. ...Read more
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
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
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
Let them be or: Have them surgically removed. This would need to be seen to give you more accurate guidance. It depends upon the size, location and whether or not its normal anatomy or some deviation or growth. ...Read more
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
My 3 year old son has what appears to be either warts or skin tags on his tummy, one under his eye and in the fold of his leg at his groin. What is it?
Warts vs. Skin Tags?: Skin tags and warts can have a similar appearance making it difficult to tell which one it is. Skin tags are benign outgrowths of skin and can easily be removed. Warts are caused by a viral infection of the skin and are contagious. Warts require treatment to prevent further spread to yourself and others. Your son should see his Pediatrician for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
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: Make sure it is a skin tag - these are usually just annoying and not painful. If in doubt, consult with your physician. ...Read more
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
Skin tag: Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Can any doctor remove what appears to be a skin tag from the end of my eyelid? It is starting to really bother me.
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?
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