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

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

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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I have a skin growth, for a lack of words it looks almost as a pimple on my arm and has been there awhile ?

I have a skin growth, for a lack of words it looks almost as a pimple on my arm and has been there awhile ?

Skin growth: A dermatologist needs to see it because there are many possibilities. It could be a compound nevus or a dermatofibroma to mention 2 of the many possibilites. ...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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What is the best way of getting rid of skin tags under the armpit?

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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What is the best way of getting rid of skin tags from under the armpit?

What is the best way of getting rid of skin tags from under the armpit?

Freezing over cuttin: I would recommend freezing with liquid nitrogen. In that case they get red and inflammed that day, then turn black before they fall off 2 weeks later. The advantage with this over numbing and cutting them off with scissors is that there is no open wound that needs to be bandaged and less chance of infection. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son started with small bumps by his armpit that resembled skin tags. Over time, they are spreading and getting worse. What could it be?

Molluscum: What you seem to be describing is molluscum contagiosum. Which is a common viral infection of the skin that results in round, firm, painless bumps ranging in size from a pinhead to a pencil eraser. The lesions usually disappear within a year and dont require treatment. ...Read more

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How do I apply apple cider vinegar to get rid of my skin tags in my armpits?

How do I apply apple cider vinegar to get rid of my skin tags in my armpits?

Interesting...: Haven't heard of any drinkable vinegar being effective in getting rid of skin tags. Best to have one's primary care doctor look at them to see if they are warts or whatnot. A doctor can help remove skin tags. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use deodorant products after a doctor has cut off skin tags from your armpit?

Is it safe to use deodorant products after a doctor has cut off skin tags from your armpit?

Healed?: If the areas that were resected have healed then you deodorants are safe to use. If there is any open tissue then wait a few days until all is closed up. ...Read more

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I have skin tags under my arms. The skin tags right below my armpit on the right side gets swollen and is tender. Should consult my doctor ?

I have skin tags under my arms. The skin tags right below my armpit on the right side gets swollen and is tender. Should consult my doctor ?

If one is...: ...Subject to recurrent trauma and/or infections, e.g., getting caught on clothing and being injured/inflamed, then this is a good reason to consider having it removed. It is a very easy, and practically painless procedure to do so! ...Read more

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My 2yr old son has two bumps on his arm, think skin tags. How to get rid of this?

My 2yr old son has two bumps on his arm, think skin tags. How to get rid of this?

Bumps : Molluscum contagiosum are common in young children and see as small round bumps that persist and multiply . Other skin conditions may cause small bumps , see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps or some times just really itchy. Managed to pick what looked like what i thought was small flakes of dry skin but looked closer and looked more like skin tags just super tiny. Found some on side of rib cage close to the arm pit, inner thy, an

Skin Tags: Skin tags are an outgrowth of normal skin and occur in ~25% of adults. Incidence increases with age. Skin tags usually occur in areas where there is increased friction (armpits, neck, groin/inner thigh regions). Treatment with excision of lesions with scissors. Larger lesions may require suturing. Can also try cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen or electrodesiccation. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old has a few bumps on her neck and arm(like pimples or skin tags)Not sure what it is?Doc said "hydrocortisone" didnt really give a diagnoses.

My 2 yr old has a few bumps on her neck and arm(like pimples or skin tags)Not sure what it is?Doc said "hydrocortisone" didnt really give a diagnoses.

?molloscum : There is a very common viral skin condition we see in children named molloscum contagiosum..flesh colored umbilicated (if you look with a magnifying glass you would see a tiny dimple) papules. Self limited--no treatment necessary. Hydrocortisone will help eczema but not molluscom if that is what she has ...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.

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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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