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Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Skin Tags (Definition)

Cutaneous skin tags are small, usually harmless (benign) skin growths that are easily removed by a doctor. Sometimes, warts ...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

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How to remove skin tags at home with a little help from my friends?

How to remove skin tags at home with a little help from my friends?

See Your Doctor: Go and see your doctor, usually after a little numbing medicine is applied, they can be painlessly cut off in the office. ...Read more

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How to remove skin tags on anus due to hemorrhoids from constipation? was looked at by gastro doc. Constipation is controlled now

How to remove skin tags on anus due to hemorrhoids from constipation? was looked at by gastro doc. Constipation is controlled now

O K now: See a surgeon first to confirm is only skin tags usually from hemorrhoids not anal warts and will take them off . ...Read more

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How to remove skin tag on penis safely?

Skin tag or wart?: Either can be removed by laser or surgical excision, but i would recommend evaluation. Genital warts are transmissible to your partner. There are also some creams that can be used to remove warts non-surgically. ...Read more

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How do you remove skin tags?

How do you remove skin tags?

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

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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 can you remove skin tags from your body?

Surgical removal: Usually skin tags can be removed with a scalpel under local anesthesia. Fine tip cautery can also be used. ...Read more

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Skin tags, I have skin tags around my neck. I uear a lot of t-shirts and they seem to follow the line wheee my t's end, how can I remove skin tags?

Physician removal: Stop Aspirin before removing skin tags. A physician should use sterile technique to remove skin tags and place antibiotic ointment on these wounds until healed. Some burn them off, e.g. Laser or bovie, some use a scalpel. These skin tags result from friction on the skin, and one can decrease the occurrence by putting aquaphor or vitamin e on the skin to decrease abrasion or from mechanical rubbing. ...Read more

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