Top
30
Doctor insights on: Skin Tag With White Tip

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
481 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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. ...Read more

3

3
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

4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
Why am i getting so many skin tags all of a 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

12

12
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

13

13
Is it safe to remove your own skin tags.?

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

14

14
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

16

16
Is skin tag normal?

Very Common: They are very common and increase with age. ...Read more

17

17
What to do for a skin tag?

Have it removed: Surgically. Ask your family doctor to do this for you. ...Read more

18

18
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

19

19
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

20

20
What gets rid of skin tags?

A sign...?: Skin tags (acrochordons) can be precursors or signs of Insulin resistance and diabetes. Though they are benign and harmless, easily removed, ask yourself why you have them — consider annual physical and screening labs. ...Read more

21

21
Is skin tag removal painful?

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

22

22
What does skin tag look like?

Flesh colored lesion: Skin tags or achrochordons look like flesh-colored soft small piece of skin hanging from a thin stalk located usually around the armpits, neck, groin region, or under breasts. They usually occur in areas where there is friction or rubbing of the skin. ...Read more

23

23
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

24

24
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

25

25
My skin tag changes size. Why?

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

26

26
Can I cut my own skin tag off?

Can I cut my own skin tag off?

NO: These are best removed by cryocursery or electrosurgery, since many tags contain numerous blood vessels. If the tag is small, and actually a simple tag another option would be duct tape over the area (not face!) for 1 week-then remove. No cutting! ...Read more

27

27
Can I take a skin tag off myself?

Yes: But if your instruments aren't sharp enough or clean enough you will regret it. ...Read more

29

29
I have a skin tag. What should I do?

Nothing unless....: A skin tag medically known as an acrochordon is a benign skin lesion that occurs usually around the neck, armpits, groin, eyelids or any skin with creases. Commonly seen in people who are overweight, have diabetes and in pregnant women. Unless they are causing pain or discomfort or become irritated by clothing no treatment is needed. Otherwise, they. Are removed quite readily by a dermatologist. ...Read more

30

30
What are causes of tongue skin tags?

What are causes of tongue skin tags?

Trauma: What you are describing is a fibro-epithelial polyp. These are thought to be caused by minor trauma from cheek or lip biting. People of varying ages can be affected by these polyps. Treatment is surgical removal. However, it is best to have them checked and possibly biopsied by an oral surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more