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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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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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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!

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

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Is there a safe way to remove skin tags at home? I have a number of skin tags on my upper arms. Is there a safe and effective ointment or cream that i can use at home to dissolve them? .

Is there a safe way to remove skin tags at home? I have a number of skin tags on my upper arms. Is there a safe and effective ointment or cream that i can use at home to dissolve them?

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I : I agree. There is an "art" to removing skin tags to avoid leaving a mark. The appropriate method depends on the size and location of the skin tag and is best performed by someone experienced in removal. A skin tag picture and a few of the treatment options are discussed at the link below. I hope that helps. ...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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I have small warts around my penis and a couple by anus. I will not see a dr. In person embarrassment is too much. Any possible home removal remedies?

I have small warts around my penis and a couple by anus. I will not see a dr. In person embarrassment is too much. Any possible home removal remedies?

Don't: Don't get embarrassed , it is a sensitive area home remediates will not cure genital papillomas, you and your partner must see , get eradicated, in female hpv virus can cause carcinoma of cervix. ...Read more

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What can i do remove my dark circles completely and how should i get rid of my open pores?can a visit to a cosmetic doc be beneficial or opposite?

What can i do remove my dark circles completely and how should i get rid of my open pores?can a visit to a cosmetic doc be beneficial or opposite?

See ans: DeAr Julie. You are so young. Why don't you try rest and hydration. Eat well. Healthy. Your skin at your age is supple with good elasticity. Don't interfere with this. Get a proper amount of rest and do not insult the skin with smoking or to much sun Less is best sometimes ...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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What can I do or buy to remove skin tags on my own? Is there blood supply to it? I bought skin tag remover but no results. Suggestions??

What can I do or buy to remove skin tags on my own? Is there blood supply to it? I bought skin tag remover but no results. Suggestions??

Skin tag self remova: Skin tags are small growths of normal skin which contain a tiny blood vessel that feeds them. You can take a very tiny, pointed scissor and just nip them off. They will bleedt a tiny bit. Another way, is tie a piece of fine string or thread around the bottom near the attachment to the skin, and this will block the blood supply and it will fall off in several d ...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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Pimple on cheek for around 8 months. Now it's flat, dry, and super red.How to get rid of it? Any home remedies that you can easily find in your house?

Pimple on cheek for around 8 months. Now it's flat, dry, and super red.How to get rid of it? Any home remedies that you can easily find in your house?

This needs medical: Care, not home remedies. How do you know that the 8 month lesion is not a skin cancer? Even your doctor does not have microscopic vision--a biopsy may well be warranted. If it's truly benign, then any "pimple" that persists 8 months needs surgical drainage and the cyst sac removed or else it will simply come back. Some say that patients who treat themselves have a fool for both doctor and patient. ...Read more

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What can I do to deal with thick skin around a hole on my foot?

See a doctor: A hole in your foot is not normal. You need to see a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any laser skin treatments for age spots? I'm looking for a way to get rid of the dark spots on my face for good. I stay out of the sun and exfoliate regularly, but nothing seems to help. I don't want a temporary solution. Would laser skin treatm

Yes: Intense pulsed light (ipl) is a quick and effective way to fade unwanted skin pigment with little downtime. Permanent removal of unwanted skin pigment is much more difficult without permanently affecting the rest of your skin's natural skin color. Ipl followed by good skin care, sun protection and use of hydroquinone can extend the results of treatment but periodic touch-ups will be necessary. ...Read more

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My podiatrist said to get a small dremel for my toenails to file them. Where can I find easy instructions on how to use the dremel?

My podiatrist said to get a small dremel for my toenails to file them. Where can I find easy instructions on how to use the dremel?

I wouldn't: Dremel tools can cause high torque and if the sandpaper or head is not fine enough, cut through the nail and into deeper tissue. Leave that care to your podiatrist! i have seen some nasty self-inflicted harm from patient's attempting care i provide at home. ...Read more

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I am using blackhead removal strips but my blackheads are too deep into my skin to benefit. How should I bring them to the surface without any product?

Not mechanically: Any mechanical removal of blackheads has probability of causing tissue damage which may lead to scarring. You will need combination of oral and topical medicines to reduce the bacteria causing acne and exfoliate the skin. A prime consult will help us determine the correct combination for you! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of small pores on my face, it leads to blackheads. I don't want to try laser or peeling. Please suggest some affordable remedy?

How can I get rid of small pores on my face, it leads to blackheads. I don't want to try laser or peeling. Please suggest some affordable remedy?

Retin A (tretinoin): Retin a (tretinoin) or one of it's derivatives like tazorac or differin, are excellent treatment creams to help reduce your pores. The medicine takes more than 2 months to see results but be patient and you will see some improvement. ...Read more