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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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How to remove skin tags at home with string?

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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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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How can I remove skin tags at home?

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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Is it safe to remove skin tags yourself? If so how can I do it by myself at home?

Is it safe to remove skin tags yourself? If so how can I do it by myself at home?

SKIN TAGS: Mds usually cut it and cauterize it with silver nitrate. You can tie it with dental floss and it will fall off by itself. ...Read more

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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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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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I have many small skin tags under my arms n back of my neck in recent months more so also on my inner tigh. Why and how do I remove these.

I have many small skin tags under my arms n back of my neck in recent months more so also on my inner tigh. Why and how do I remove these.

R/o Acanthosis: 30 year old woman with skin tags. It would be best in this situation to get an exam from your physician to rule out Acanthosis Nigricans and related diseases and endocrinopathies. Bring your family history and current health information. If simple skin tags can be cauterized or removed with cryotherapy. Please see your doctor for exam first. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hey! I'm a 22 year old white male and recently I've discovered these small white bumps on my penis shaft. They're painless and look like skin tags. They seemed to form after I had some warts removed from my elbow, which leads me to believe that it may be

Hey! I'm a 22 year old white male and recently I've discovered these small white bumps on my penis shaft. They're painless and look like skin tags. They seemed to form after I had some warts removed from my elbow, which leads me to believe that it may be

Probably normal: Every male has "small white bumps" on the penile skin, normal sebaceous glands and hair follicles. If you are this is new and/or abnormal, see your doctor or a dermatologist. In the meantime, this description doesn't sound at all like genital warts. And common skin warts don't get transmitted to the genital area, so that's really not something to be concerned about. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can i cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis i nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?

Can i cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis i nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?

This : This could be razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis), skin tags, warts, molluscum, a scar, or several other possibilities. I think you should probably see a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is there a way to remove skin tags naturally?

Is there a way to remove skin tags naturally?

Yes,but dont: Skin tags can easily be removed with a small sharp scissors, but since they bleed when removed cautery will be necessary to stop the bleeding. Tying string or over the counter chemical can work but may cause damage to the skin which result in possible scarring. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove skin tags, or what should I do about skin tags?

For safest / best: results recommend that this be done by your physician or even a dermatologist (Even though there are products on the market for this purpose). Take care. ...Read more

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Is thete an over-the-counter med that can be used to remove skin tags?

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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Please tell me, could doctors prescribe anything to remove skin tags?

Easy solutions : Skin tags are benign and easily treated some can be frozen like a wart, some can be held in a tweezers and sliced off quickly with a little Lidocaine and scalpel blade and some can be electro cauterized. All are quick nearly painless ways of removing skin tags. ...Read more

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What are effective natural ways to remove skin tags or warts on underarm?

What are effective natural ways to remove skin tags or warts on underarm?

Skin tag: Can be removed by tiring strings around them really tightly until the skin does and the fall off. You can try to get rid of warts by covering with duct tape( real kind) and only removing it to change it until wart is gone). Warts are more difficult ...Read more