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What can I do or buy to remove skin tags on my own? Is there blood supply to it? I bought skin tag remover but no results. Suggestions??

What can I do or buy to remove skin tags on my own? Is there blood supply to it? I bought skin tag remover but no results. Suggestions??

Skin tag self remova: Skin tags are small growths of normal skin which contain a tiny blood vessel that feeds them. You can take a very tiny, pointed scissor and just nip them off. They will bleedt a tiny bit. Another way, is tie a piece of fine string or thread around the bottom near the attachment to the skin, and this will block the blood supply and it will fall off in several d ...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 number of very small skin tags around my anus. They're not painful, but they do tend to get itchy. Periodically blood can be seen.

I have a number of very small skin tags around my anus. They're not painful, but they do tend to get itchy. Periodically blood can be seen.

Skin lesions: These may be warts, they need to be evaluated, you may have a transmissible sexual disease or some may turn malignant, please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old daughter has a small flap of skin close to her anus. Her underwear seemed to have two streaks of blood on it. Skin tag?

My 4 yr old daughter has a small flap of skin close to her anus. Her underwear seemed to have two streaks of blood on it. Skin tag?

Needs to be checked: External hemorrhoid is also a possibility. It is difficult to answer the question without taking a look so I recommend a pediatrician or family physician consultation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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3 wk. Old skin tag on right cheek bone 1 in. From my lashes. The stalk came off; no blood. The base is now a hard knot. Can it be removed? Txs!

Yes, office visit: The most common of skin lesions, the skin tag, is easily removed with a cauterizing instrument. However, depending on appearance and feel, this may represent a lesion that needs to be biopsied to rule out a skin cancer. ...Read more

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Small lump under my armpit. Two greenish looking dots on it. When popped, the pus was white & extremely thick followed by a skin tag like blood sac.?

Hidradenitis: Your description sounds like hidradenitis suppurvita, due to blocked oil glands under your arm pit which have likely gotten infected = basically an abscess. It may re-accumulate. Go to a doc to get it completely drained and see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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She says when ever she wipes after she poops that it is a bright red color of blood, she also says there a good amount of blood. She was born with a skin tag/ mole right around the hole. I'm worried but she doesn't want me to take her to the doctor.

She says when ever she wipes after she poops that it is a bright red color of blood, she also says there a good amount of blood. She was born with a skin tag/ mole right around the hole. I'm worried but she doesn't want me to take her to the doctor.

Bloody stools: I am not a pediatrician BUT bleeding per rectum is NOT normal.
That skin tag or mole needs to be evaluated.
The range of what be the cause is vast.
From your post I can't say for sure if she needs to go to the Emergency Department right away BUT she needs to be seen and examined by a physician to decide on a plan of action. ...Read more

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Dr said I have hemorrhoid& gave me docusate&hydrocortisone cream. Looks like a skin tag w/a blood vessel. Will it ever go away &look Normal? I'm sad

Maybe not. No worry: It's possible a small skin tag will persist. With luck, this will be the worst blemish on your overall beauty. ...Read more

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Can skin tags grow back?

Can skin tags grow back?

No but more occur: If completely excised, these do not recur. However, the conditions that predispose to these (moist creases/folds) generally create co dictionary where new skin tags will appear ...Read more

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How fast do skin tags grow?

Variable: This can vary greatly. Sometimes you are born with a skin tag and it never changes size. ...Read more

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Can skin tags become inflamed?

Yes: Skin tags can and frequently do become inflamed. Any dermatologist or plastic surgeon can treat these for you. ...Read more

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How can I remove skin tags at home?

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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What are skin tags and how do they form?

What are skin tags and how do they form?

Skin growth/rubbing: Skin tags are extra bits of normal skin, often on little stalks. They most often show up where there's friction: underarms, neck, genitals, and anus (with crohn's disease, for instance).

They sometime run in families. They're more common as you age and even more common if overweight. ...Read more

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Can compound w freeze be used on skin tags?

Can compound w freeze be used on skin tags?

Be careful: While it may treat lesion, it's more likely to cause unfavorable scarring or color changes in skin than having them quickly and safely removed by your doctor. ...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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What causes skin tags? Can I just cut them off?

What causes skin tags? Can I just cut them off?

They just grow: They are common
we don't know why they grow
they are fleshy growths
proabably genetics (+/-) weight gain determine size and number
would not recommend self-removals. ...Read more

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I want to demo skin tags at home, how can I do that?

Don't: Better to see a doctor and get it done right. ...Read more

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Why am I getting so many skin tags all of the sudden?

Common at 47: Skin tags typically occur where skin rubs skin...Under the breasts, around the neck, under the arms, in the groin....
Their frequency increases as we age and some people have a genetic predisposition to them. ...Read more

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What are skin tags and how can you stop them from growing?

What are skin tags and how can you stop them from growing?

Excess skin: Skin tags (the technical name is acrochordons) are little polyps of extra skin that stick out, usually from the neck, underarms, and/or groin area. There is no way to stop them from growing, but a dermatologist can remove them. I do not recommend attempting this yourself because of risk of bleeding, infections, and scarring. ...Read more

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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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How serious is a skin tag?

Skin tags: Skin tags are small extentions of skin, that occur in areas of friction, like groin folds, under arms, under the breasts of women, and even on the eyelids. They have a family basis, and are never dangerous. Some people have dozens, and occasionally one or several get irritated. They can be removed quickly and easily by a dermatologist, but may not be covered by health insurance. ...Read more

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Hw do I remove a skin tag?

Hw do I remove a skin tag?

Small sharp scissors: Has to be done carefully to avoid infection and bleeding. Scissors needs to be very clean. Best snipped where base attaches to skin. Seeing a dermatologist to have it removed would be safer. ...Read more

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Is skin tag removal painful?

No: There are easy to remove and are not at all painful. ...Read more

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Any home remedy for skin tags?

Any home remedy for skin tags?

How brave are you?: I have heard of people tying a thread around the base or using nail clippers (sterilized with alcohol first, of course). Better yet, just go see your local plastic surgeon or dermatologist and have him/her remove them for you. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of skin tags?

Easy: Take a stout thread and make a double loop. A friend should hold the loop over the tag while you pull the tag outwards. The friend should tighten the loop over the base of the tag (you will feel a bit of a pinch), and then tie a second knot. Put a bandaid over it after cutting the thread ends and leave it alone for a week. At a week, "voila" remove the bandaid and off comes the tag/ no scar. ...Read more

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My skin tag changes size. Why?

See below: Skin tags are believed to develop due to friction between adjacent areas of skin or between clothing and skin. Common sites for skin tags include the underarms, upper chest (particularly beneath the breasts in women), neck, eyelids, and groin folds. Because of the increased skin-to-skin contact and friction, skin tags are more common in overweight or obese people. ...Read more

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What is an easy way to get rid of skin tags?

Skin Tag Treatment: Skin tags are benign lesions and do not usually require treatment. Depending upon their size and location, acrochordae (skin tags) may be treated surgically, including liquid nitrogen cryosurgery, excision, or electrodesiccation. ...Read more

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Is it common to get skin tags while pregnant?

Yes: And also when you are not. The fatter you are the more skin tags. Moles may grow larger and darker during pregnancy. A dermatologist can easily help you if you have them. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get skin tags on your tongue?

Is it possible for you to get skin tags on your tongue?

Sometimes....: The front surface of the tongue has many small taste buds that give it the berber carpet/cobble-stone look. There are a bunch of larger taste nodes (circumvallate papilla) in a v shape on the back of the tongue too. Sometimes a taste bud dies-it swells up, hurts and looks like a skin tag before it eventually falls off. You constantly make more taste buds, so no worries. ...Read more

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Skin tags inside nose?

Skin tags: Not usually. But sometimes a person can have filliform warts inside their nose. See your doctor or a dermatologist to check them out. ...Read more

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Use wartner on a skin tag?

Tag: Skin tags are best treated in a dermatologist's office by surgical removal or the application of heat (cautery) ...Read more