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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Skin Tags On Eyelids

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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

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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Any home remedy for skin tags?

Any home remedy for skin tags?

How brave are you?: I have heard of people tying a thread around the base or using nail clippers (sterilized with alcohol first, of course). Better yet, just go see your local plastic surgeon or dermatologist and have him/her remove them for you. ...Read more

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What's the best home remedy to remove skin tags under my arms.

What's the best home remedy to remove skin tags under my arms.

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

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How do you get rid of ak skin growths and bumps on your face and also skin tags. Is there a home remedy?

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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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What is the best treatment for skin tags?

Ignore or...: Skin tags are usually benign, but some times annoying growths on the body. Being medially harmless, they can be left alone. If bothersome can be removed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...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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Why am I now getting skin tags on my eye and nose region?

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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Treatment for skin tags on the tongue?

Treatment for skin tags on the tongue?

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

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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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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?

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

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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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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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Please let me know if there is a home remedy for anal skin tag?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I remove skin tags at home?

See below: You can try clipping them off with a small pair of scissors. It will be a little painful, and there will be a small amount of bleeding after. Also, make sure you ckean the area well with alcohol prior to snipping. ...Read more

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How to remove skin tags at home with string?

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