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How do you get rid of skin tags under the breast?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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How do you get rid of skin tags under the breast?

Removal: Surgical removal by snipping them off is the best way. Most family medicine doctors or other pcps are willing to do this procedure.

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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 used a sunbed in my 20ties, probably in total maybe 10 times. Now 34, worried about skin cancer. I have quite a lot of skin tags under my breasts.?

I used a sunbed in my 20ties, probably in total maybe 10 times. Now 34, worried about skin cancer. I have quite a lot of skin tags under my breasts.?

Surveillance: Have somebody -- a partner, a physician, or whoever -- keep an eye on your skin and be familiar with the appearances of the common skin cancers. Get the suspicious ones off before they can hurt you. It's as simple as that. Worry accomplishes nothing. Death from skin cancer is basically 100% preventable if you stay alert. The skin tags aren't a factor and aren't sun-related.

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What causes mole/skin tags? I've been having a few moles around breast area but a new itchy one has popped up. What to do? Very pesky itch!

What causes mole/skin tags? I've been having a few moles around breast area but a new itchy one has popped up. What to do? Very pesky itch!

Have mole checked: All new moles should be checked out. Skin tags under the breast often get irritated and itchy. People refer to skin lesions as tags and moles but there can be a lot of different causes of skin growths depending on what is going on with the cells. Pigmented moles that are changing or look a lot different then the other moles need to have a trained eye take a look.

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Why is my neck is turning dark & itching profusely? . Neck is turning dark & skin between breast also getting lil skin tags as well was told onset of diabetes is possible cause?

Hard: Hard to tell without a clinical examination in regards to the neck (there are many possibilities such as acanthosis nigricans) so I would see a dermatologist. Read about skin tag treatment at the link below. I hope that helps a little.

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Is co2 laser skin resurfacing safe for the genital and breast areas? I'm a 28-year-old model and was wondering whether co2 laser is safe for smoothing skin in the genital and breast areas (like skin tags).

Is co2 laser skin resurfacing safe for the genital and breast areas? I'm a 28-year-old model and was wondering whether co2 laser is safe for smoothing skin in the genital and breast areas (like skin tags).

CO2: Co2 is a strong resurfacing laser with risks if not done correctly. Because you would be targeting areas that do not heal well, I would not recommend any type of laser for either area. If you have only a few skin tags, then an electrodessication would work quickly and create the least problems. Dermatologists use an small devise that quickly burns off skin tags. The further away from the face, the longer it takes the skin to heal because there are fewer hair follicles which speed up tissue healing. Be careful. You don't want to end up with scarring or infections.

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Besides ringworm what kind of rash can cause a red circle  with a wart like skin tag on the breast area? It showed up over night

Besides ringworm what kind of rash can cause a red circle  with a wart like skin tag on the breast area? It showed up over night

Possible infection: Redness with a centrally raise area could be staph infection with acute onset. Since if this infection it could invove deeper breast tissue it is nest to e treated with antibiotics. See physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. If infection spreads to deepr tissue it amy result in scarring and potential future problems with mammography.

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Have had a pale brown mole/skin tag on my chest for years. Woke up yesterday and it was dark purple/black. Wasn't like that the day before. Worrying?

Have had a pale brown mole/skin tag on my chest for years. Woke up yesterday and it was dark purple/black. Wasn't like that the day before. Worrying?

Need Dermatologist.: Any change like this in a longstanding mole needs to be evaluated by a Dermatologist. Biopsy may be required for definitive diagnosis.

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I'm 16 and have been getting skin tags around the neck and upper chest, is there any solution to get ride of skin tags?

Folds and moisture: The exact cause of skin tags has not been determined but they do commonly occur in areas of moisture and skin folds: groin, armpit, and neck. The traditional treatment is simple excision. However keeping the areas clean and dry may decrease or minimize formation.

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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

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How fast do skin tags grow?

How fast do skin tags grow?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How can you remove skin tags from your body?

Surgical removal: Usually skin tags can be removed with a scalpel under local anesthesia. Fine tip cautery can also be used.