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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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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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My neck is covered with skin tags. Why? I have one on my thigh one on my eye lid...

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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I have a skin tag on my eye lid. Why is it there and how can I get rid of it?

I have a skin tag on my eye lid. Why is it there and how can I get rid of it?

Let doc do it.: Dermatologist can do it for you. It's a normal "excessive" skin growths, commonly on neck, armpits, groin and sometimes around eyes like eyelids. No particular reason. ...Read more

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What are some methods to remove eye lid skin tags?

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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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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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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