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Doctor insights on: Skin Growth On Forehead

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I have skin growths on my forehead. Not sure if they're flat warts. They're reproducing rapidly and are not too noticeable! Is thuja okay for remedy?

I have skin growths on my forehead. Not sure if they're flat warts. They're reproducing rapidly and are not too noticeable! Is thuja okay for remedy?

Don't use it: Warts almost never involve the skin of the forehead or face. Whatever the cause, "thuja" or other natural remedies won't help, and for sure won't help warts. Stop guessing and don't try magical treatments. See a doctor. ...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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What treats mollescum? And how to get skin tags removed? Laser? I’ll book in to see a derm. Mollescum for years on forehead, look like tiny pimples.

What treats mollescum? And how to get skin tags removed? Laser? I’ll book in to see a derm. Mollescum for years on forehead, look like tiny pimples.

Not molluscum: "Molluscum for years on forehead" is sebaceous hyperplasia or possibly milia. You are asking the wrong questions. And if the Dr treats skin tags with laser it means he needs a new yacht and you should go elsewhere. ...Read more

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I have white (almost my skin tone) finger like bumps under the head of my penis near the opening. Is this warts or skin tags?

I have white (almost my skin tone) finger like bumps under the head of my penis near the opening. Is this warts or skin tags?

Maybe papules?: Check out pictures of "pearly penile papules" and see if this isn't you. If this is what you have, it's your choice. For many couples, they're a definite "plus". Or if your lifetime partner would prefer, they can be lasered away. ...Read more

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I have an extra piece of skin growth near my anus in one spot what could it be?

I have an extra piece of skin growth near my anus in one spot what could it be?

Skin tag: This is a very typical area of the body to grow what is called "skin tags". These are growths that are benign, they never turn bad. The only time you have to take them off is if they start bothering you. ...Read more

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I have a skin growth on my scalp that is starting to worry me. Should I get it cut off?

I have a skin growth on my scalp that is starting to worry me. Should I get it cut off?

Consult your doctor: It is not feasible to provide an informed opinion without examining the lesion. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What can aid skin growth and repair?

What can aid skin growth and repair?

Hyperbaric Oxygen: One aid to skin growth and repair is hyperbaric oxygen treatment. This is where the patient receives 100% oxygen under pressure. This causes new blood vessel growth to encourage healing. ...Read more

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What's the difference between cancerous and normal skin growth?

What's the difference between cancerous and normal skin growth?

Have it examined: There is no normal skin growth. The growth may be benign or malignant which can only be settled by examination by a doctor and may require a biopsy and examination of tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What foods will enhance and accelarate skin growth/repair after surgery?

What foods will enhance and accelarate skin growth/repair after surgery?

Food for skin repair: Salmon is rich in omega-3 and omega-6. These essential fatty acids help with cell regeneration, which helps to keep the skin looking young and assists in repairing the skin. ...Read more

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Does dermabrasion result in new skin growth? Will dermabrasion make me grow new skin, and if so, how will it be better than the skin that is there now? .

Does dermabrasion result in new skin growth? Will dermabrasion make me grow new skin, and if so, how will it be better than the skin that is there now? .

Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion is a technique that removes the upper layers of the skin through a variety of techniques. The brush or burr rotates rapidly, taking off and leveling the top layers of the skin. This process injures or wounds the skin and causes it to bleed. As the wound heals, new skin grows to replace the damaged skin that was removed during dermabrasion. Dermabrasion can help with removal of darkly pigmented areas or prior scarring. ...Read more

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What is a small skin growth under my arm pit with black dot inside?

Cyst?: This could be large blackhead from cyst. This is easily removable with minor in office procedure so that it does not recur. ...Read more

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What cream helps promote healthy skin growth on a cut that needs to heal?

What cream helps promote healthy skin growth on a cut that needs to heal?

Antibiotic: In a healthy person, a normal cut should heal. So simply put antibiotic cream to prevent an infection and this will also keep the wound moist. ...Read more

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I have got an extra skin growth after my anal fissure has healed. What to do?

Growth anal fissure: A small growth could be a skin tag or a small external hemorrhoid. Please see your doctor or a gastroenterologist for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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If skin tags are redundant growth of skin, do they have any relationship with cancerous cells?

Skin tags: True skin tags are benign growths and Don't morph into malignant growths as a rule. However, if you note any suspicious changes, it's best to have them examined by your Physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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A small skin growth resembling a pimple on my back? Been there too long to be a pimple, I think.

A small skin growth resembling a pimple on my back? Been there too long to be a pimple, I think.

Consult a Derm: Since you can't see it. Why not let a professional take care of it? See the dermatologist and while you are there get a full body examination. ...Read more

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I have an unknown skin growth on the base of my penis since 6-7years ago. It does not itch or hurt or grown.?

I have an unknown skin growth on the base of my penis since 6-7years ago. It does not itch or hurt or grown.?

Not to worry: You have this skin growth for 6-7 years and as you mentioned, there has been no change in the size, no color change, no pain, no discharge nor drainage and it does not itch at all. You can continue observing and leave it alone. If you see any changes at all or you are getting concerned, go see a dermatologist so they can do a skin biopsy. ...Read more

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Hi! I have had a clear bump on my finger ever since I was a little kid. It doesn't have fluid... it is just like extra skin growth that is clear.?

Hi! I have had a clear bump on my finger ever since I was a little kid. It doesn't have fluid... it is just like extra skin growth that is clear.?

Leave well alone: I'm a trained hand surgeon yet I'm not sure what you mean by "clear"? As in transluminate? If you shine a bright light on it, light pass clear? Where exactly is this bump? On which finger of which hand? If it's not causing any syptoms; pain, or interfering with use of hand, etc. You probably need not worry about it. If it gets bigger, gets in your way, start hurting, etc, contact one of us. ...Read more

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This past years there is an excess skin growth in my butt. What should I do? Before it is small but now it become big.

Consult a Surgeon: Consult a surgeon that can evaluate the nature of the "growth" and remove it to get a certain clinical diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can taking too many vitamins cause abnormal skin growths, skin tags, or things like that?

Can taking too many vitamins cause abnormal skin growths, skin tags, or things like that?

Not likely: None of vitamin overdosages are characterized by skin growths. You need to consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a skin growth on the chest that is sticking out and growing? Just cut it off?

How do you get rid of a skin growth on the chest that is sticking out and growing? Just cut it off?

Consult your doctor: It is not feasible to provide an informed opinion without examining the lesion. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have a new skin growth that is itchy and hurts with a red ring around it? Could it be a cancer?

Why do I have a new skin growth that is itchy and hurts with a red ring around it? Could it be a cancer?

Not likely: What you described sounds like ring worm, a fungal infection. You can try over the counter treatment, however, if it is not better in about two weeks, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel a extra skin growth protruding in my anus. Can anyone tell me what it is? Could it be a hemorrhoid?

Could be: Other possibilities are skin tag associated with anal fissure; anal warts due to hpv or secondary syphilis, and a less likely possibility of anal cancer. ...Read more

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I have a couple non-irritating, small pinkish growths on the base of my penis and my pelvic region. They almost look like skin tags, any ideas?

I have a couple non-irritating, small pinkish growths on the base of my penis and my pelvic region. They almost look like skin tags, any ideas?

Probably warts: Venereal warts, due to the ubiquitous hpv. See a doctor who can examine you, and advise about treatment and the importance of informing sexual contacts. ...Read more

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Can any other skin growth look like filiform wart? As far as slight resemblance? My growth doesn't look like stereotypical filiform- at all! Is it?

Yes: The best way to really diagnose a skin growth is under a microscope. See a dermatologist and get a biopsy for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a small skin growth in my pubic mound that I've had for as long as I can remember. I recently began to worry that it may be a wart. Please help?

I have a small skin growth in my pubic mound that I've had for as long as I can remember. I recently began to worry that it may be a wart. Please help?

Watch and wait: If it has been there a long time, it is likely to be wart. You may watch it periodically and consult a doctor if: it doubles in size, becomes irregular in shape or color, ulcerates or bleeds, or if more spots develop. ...Read more