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In the middle of the night, my anal is so itchy, is it the cause of the anal skin tag itches my anal? can i leave it alone?

In the middle of the night, my anal is so itchy, is it the cause of the anal skin tag itches my anal? can i leave it alone?

Pin worm: Pin worm is one of the few parasites still endemic in the US. Your symptoms are more suggestive of pin worm than the skin tag. Pin worm can be treated with oral medication, however you need to see your doctor to get tested for it first. ...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


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Should an infected skin tag itch?

Should an infected skin tag itch?

Not usually: Sign of infection are usually redness, pain and the area is usually warm to the touch and may be swollen. This is true now matter where the infection. Skin tags rarely get infected but they can be irritated fro clothing or skin rubbing together and itching can be a sign of this. Try to avoid local irritants and if it persists have it removed. This can be done simply in you doctor's office. ...Read more

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I have a 1 inch strip of a burn like rash on my neck and with skin tags and itches and burns..looks like It's a burn?

I have a 1 inch strip of a burn like rash  on my neck and with skin tags and itches and burns..looks like It's a burn?

"Burn"??: "Looks like a burn"????? If it is black it is acanthosis nigricans which is a sign of excess insulin. That is insulin resistance, obesity, and risk of type 2 diabetes. The darker your skin type the darker this will be. ...Read more

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I realize i have a hemorrhoid skin tags near my anal, it itches sometime and it makes me scared. Will it go away on its own without surgery?

Anal skin tags: The anal skin tags will not go away without surgery but the symptoms of itching can be controlled. Most anal itching is the result of soilage collecting around the anal tags which makes patient's feel like they aren't clean and results in excess wiping. I typically recommend my patients to keep flushable wipes in their purse as they clean around the tags more thoroughly with less irritation. ...Read more

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Something that looks like skin tag on labia minora distal edge. Been there for long time. What could this be from? Damage? No pain or itching.

Skin tag: It could just be a benign skin tag, but other skin lesions like warts cannot be excluded without actually looking at it. Make an appointment with your doctor. Take care! ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more