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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

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 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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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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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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Can skin tag removed (burnt) from the eye lid be cause of the palpable supraclavicular lymph node? Is it soft movable not painful.

Can skin tag removed (burnt) from the eye lid be cause of the palpable supraclavicular lymph node? Is it soft movable not painful.

Likely unrelated: Burning the skin tag on the eye lid and enlarged supraclavicular lymph node are not likely to be related. It would be prudent to see a doctor as evaluation of a supraclavicular node is not an easy undertaking and is not a do it yourself issue.
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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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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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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

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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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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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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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Is it possible for me to remove a skin tag wart on eye myself?

Is it possible for me to remove a skin tag wart on eye myself?

Yes, but not smart!: Sure-if you are very dexterous and don't mind the pain ; risk of infection, bleeding and the unknown. What you are describing is likely a true fibro-epithelioma (skin tag) or could be a filiform wart or even a skin cancer. You are best be treated in the doctors office where a sterile field, anesthesia and appropriate pathology and followup can be performed. Ps-that solution on tv-not great idea! ...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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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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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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I have alot of skin tags. In the usual areas groin, underarms, neck. But I am also getting them around my eyes. They are all getting very iritated and more then cosmetic issues. I have medicaid and not working. Is there any way to try to get them to pay?

Skin tags: I can't speak to you area specifically, however generally Medicaid/Medicare won't pay for skin tag removal and consider it cosmetic. We generally charge $50-$100 to remove them in office just to give you an idea. ...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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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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How do you get rid of a skin tag that is right below your left eye?

Depends: If it is just a skin tag and is not bothering you, you may leave it alone. If it is cosmetically not acceptable, your doctor could remove it. I would advise against home treatment for a lesion near the eye. ...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.

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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Skin tags (not sure what to call) near eyes.?

Skin tags: These can easily be removed if you want, but are considered benign. If they bother you, consider seeing your doctor for removal. They are also called acrochordons.

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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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F/56 I had some skin tags on my face under my eyes. A skin doctor removed it with a tweezer. Now my skin hurts and is swollen. What can cause this?

F/56 I had some skin tags on my face under my eyes. A skin doctor removed it with a tweezer. Now my skin hurts and is swollen. What can cause this?

Skin tags.: How were they removed? And how long ago were they removed? If they were just removed a day or two ago, swelling may not be an unexpected finding. If it's. even longer than that, then you may want to get back to the doctor for an assessment. ...Read more