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Skin Tag With White Head
I've had this skin tag on the inside of my thigh for a year now. Recently it started to have like a pimple like white head appearance to it & is sore?
This is on the back of my husband's head. They just showed up about a month or so ago. Thinking it's a skin tag but not sure if it's that or warts?
Many possibilities: Did you know there are hundreds of different kinds of skin lesion? Many of them occur on the scalp. Scalp lesions include moles, seborrheic keratoses and other harmless spots. Your doctor should see his doctor if he is concerned, especially if the lesions are increasing in number and size or are causing symptoms ...Read more
I have a large abyss on my head where I had a skin tag removed it is yellow and is black and looks horrible.?
How large is the defect? How did you get it?, need to go to your Dr. And have a referral to a plastic surgeon. You must be on antibiotics,
I am quite sure is infected, and complications may follow.
If the defect is large, the hair should be shaved, do frequent dressing changes, apply a wound-vac, to keep the secretions out. Hospital admission may be required. ...Read more
I have what seems like extra skin near the penis head. I don't know if it's a skin tag or not. Is that normal? I'm worrying
Seems: To be a skin tag. Send picture ...Read more
I have what seems to be a skin tag just underneath the head of my penis. It's been there for at least 12 months should I get this checked out?
My 5 year old has a growth on the back of her head like a skin tag or a wart type thing. What could it be?
You named 2: If it bothers you, have someone look at it. Many can be removed in the office if needed. ...Read more
I have a skin tag or wart near my penis head. How can I tell if it's a skin tag or wart? I am a virgin and please help me and it's only 1. Thank you
See a dermatologist: You may be a "virgin" but have you contacted other people in the genital area? Either way it can be easily removed. ...Read more
I have white (almost my skin tone) finger like bumps under the head of my penis near the opening. Is this warts or skin tags?
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
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
Don't: Better to see a doctor and get it done right. ...Read more
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
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
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
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