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

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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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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Where else on body can salicylic acid be used as peeling?? Can it be used also on chins to treat the scars which caused by tweezers?

Where else on body can salicylic acid be used as peeling?? Can it be used also on chins to treat the scars which caused by tweezers?

Yes salicylic acid: helps postinflammatory spots on body and face. But if not enough you may need prescription strength lighteners ...Read more

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Is it enough to treat genital warts on the skin surface or is medication needed as well? Could antibiotics help in preventing new ones from appearing?

Is it enough to treat genital warts on the skin surface or is medication needed as well? Could antibiotics help in preventing new ones from appearing?

Need right treatment: Genital warts are caused by hpv virus , antibiotics do not eradicate them, in some cases vaccination may, definitely need physician supervised one of several modalities to eradicate them and prevent future carcinoma of cervix in female. ...Read more

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Is there any medication over the counter that I can buy to treat MRSA?

Is there any medication over the counter that I can buy to treat MRSA?

No: MRSA is a type of Staph infection that is resistant to penicillin-type antibiotics. MRSA infections can occur in many parts of the body, but blood infection, or internal infection with MRSA is life-threatening and needs IV antibiotics. More commonly, MRSA causes either skin infections or boils underneath skin. Prescription oral antibiotics are required: clindamycin, tetracycline, or "Bactrim". ...Read more

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In chickenpox, is it safe and beneficial to use Betadine solution on the skin including the face to ease itching? Can it be applied to the scalp too?

In chickenpox, is it safe and beneficial to use Betadine solution on the skin including the face to ease itching? Can it be applied to the scalp too?

I wouldn't: Betadine has the potential to sensitize you(make allergic) to its components if it is left on the skin for indefinite periods. I make great effort to remove any trace of it after I use it to sterilize an area for a procedure. ...Read more

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Can oragel be used to numb a ruptured cyst? If not, are there any OTC meds that can be applied locally to the cyst to numb the pain?

Can oragel be used to numb a ruptured cyst? If not, are there any OTC meds that can be applied locally to the cyst to numb the pain?

Seeing a : Dentist would be highly recommended. Could be from an abscess from a necrotic tooth. Impossible to render a diagnosis without an evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there an over the counter medication I can use to help clear up the shingles's?

Is there an over the counter medication I can use to help clear up the shingles's?

Calamine lotion: No medicine will clear up shingles. However you can try to put some soothing cream on the area to keep it from being uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Is there any cream that can be applied to the penis to desensitise it? Is it permanent affects? If so what is the best type of cream to use?

Is there any cream that can be applied to the penis to desensitise it? Is it permanent affects? If so what is the best type of cream to use?

Sexual performance: This is a common concern for men who want to last longer during sex or who suffer with premature ejaculation. One way to improve this is to have a doctor prescribe a medication like Prozac (fluoxetine). Though used most often for depression they are very effective for premature ejaculation. There are anesthetic topical preparations as well. A doctor will be able to help you. Thank you for using HealthTap! ...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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Can folliculitis in the genital area be treated with over-the-counter medications? If not, what's the best way to treat it? Will it return?

Can folliculitis in the genital area be treated with over-the-counter medications? If not, what's the best way to treat it? Will it return?

Warm compresses: Mild cases of folliculitis can be treated with warm compresses several times daily. More severe cases are best treated with prescription oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Red pimples on shoulders .Sudden outbreaks.Had to get rid of them so used a steroidal cream.Very minimal steroid though.What can be the consequences?This is the third time these outbreaks are happening over the year.Went to a dermotologist but medication

Red pimples on shoulders .Sudden outbreaks.Had to get rid of them so used a steroidal cream.Very minimal steroid though.What can be the consequences?This is the third time these outbreaks are happening over the year.Went to a dermotologist but medication

Should switch therap: Your age and description sounds like you're describing acne. While steroids will help for the time being, avoid using them as they can worsen or even cause break outs. Switch to an acne fighting wash and use regularly (i.e. Every day) to prevent future breakouts. ...Read more

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What is used on a large skin cancer removal wound (nose) that is healing naturally to help with new skin growth and/or for there to be less scarring?

What is used on a large skin cancer removal wound (nose) that is healing naturally to help with new skin growth and/or for there to be less scarring?

Ask the DR!!!!!: Was it a MOHS procedure? Graft? Sutures? Dressing? Forget about magic pills or vitamins to reduce scars: they are bogus claims. Usually WATER is best for routine cleaning. Keep it lubricated with vaseline or Aquaphor. Bacitracin and neosporin are useless. Worse, they are common sensitizers which may cause allergic reactions and interfere with wound healing. Your surgeon MUST have carefully instruc ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be applied to the skin or taken orally to minimize the local skin reaction (itching & erythema) from exelon (rivastigmine) patch. ?

Is there anything that can be applied to the skin or taken orally to minimize the local skin reaction (itching & erythema) from exelon (rivastigmine) patch. ?

Tough situation: Do not use lotions or ointments underneath the patch as it makes things worse. Some pts have done well with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or steroid cremes prior to use of patch, but this too is not often successful. Best approach, rotate frequently, wash site with water only, then dry thoroughly, wait a few seconds and apply. If all else fails, phone the company 800 line and ask to speak to a nurse. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter drug that can be used in place of Mupirocin?

Is there any over-the-counter drug that can be  used in place of Mupirocin?

No it is pre-: scription only and not the same as topical antibiotics ointment OTC ...Read more

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Is there a drug sold over the counter that can help treat a Genitle infection ?

Is there a drug sold over the counter that can help treat a Genitle infection ?

Yeast infection: If you have a fungal or yeast infection there are topical creams that can be used. If you have a sexually transmitted disease then you need to see a doctor and get prescription medications. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine can cure eczema and is there any cream or ointment that can remove the dark pigments caused by eczema?

Is there any medicine can cure eczema and is there any cream or ointment that can remove the dark pigments caused by eczema?

No cure for eczema: But topical steroids can help a lot. For the hyperpigmentation, there are bleaching creams, but they can also irritate, especially if you have eczema. The best way is to control the underlying eczema, and the dark spots will eventually fade. See a dermatologist to make sure that your skin condition is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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Can there be an over-the-counter numbing medicine that could be used on an ingrown toe nail?

Can there be an over-the-counter numbing medicine that could be used on an ingrown toe nail?

No: An ingrown nail undercuts the skin and usually is painful and can get infected. The pain is a warning that you have a problem. The nails need trimming to eliminate the sharp edge and very hot foot soaks can be helpful you podiatrist can assist in this and probably has a cure. ...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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I have little pimple like things on my eyelids look kinda like skin tags is there like an over the counter cream or do I need to go see someone?

I have little pimple like things on my eyelids look kinda like skin tags is there like an over the counter cream or do I need to go see someone?

Eyelid: This is likely a hordeolum or a cholazion. These are types of infection to your eye lid. The first therapy is a warm moist compress. The primary problem is an infected duct to the lash or a gland called a meobian gland. If you do not get a response to this in a day or so get checked. You may need an antibiotic ointment. ...Read more

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

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 it safe to remove your own skin tags.?

Is it safe to remove your own skin tags.?

Risk of infection: The biggest risk would be infection. I would advise against it. ...Read more

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Has anyone with mctd had skin tags removed?

Yes: There are many methods to remove skin tags including liquid nitrogen cryosurgery, excision, or electrosurgery. Patients with mixed connective tissue disease may have raynaud's phenomenon and have an adverse reaction to cold. Thus, liquid nitrogen should not be performed. However, the other techniques may be used. ...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?

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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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?

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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Can my gynecologist remove underarm skin tags?

Can my gynecologist remove underarm skin tags?

Maybe: Skin tags are easy to remove. Any doctor with the proper sterile instruments could do it. Some gynecologist prefer not to treat things that are not related directly to their specialty. You primary care doctor or a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon could definitely remove them. ...Read more

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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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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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Do skin tags grow back once removed?

Do skin tags grow back once removed?

Depends: Skin tags are common small benign growths. Removal is simple with a scissors or scalpel. Incomplete removal can lead to recurrence, but over aggressive removal is not appropriate either as more scarring may result. ...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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