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

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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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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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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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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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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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

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