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Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Skin Tags (Overview)

Cutaneous skin tags are small, usually harmless (benign) skin growths that are easily removed by a doctor. Sometimes, warts look like skin tags.


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What causes skin tags?

What causes skin tags?

Skin tags: Bening lession. Friction of skin against skin is believed to be the cause. Is more common in obese people , usually on the underarm/axilla-trunk area , and neck area. ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
458 doctors shared insights

Skin Tags (Overview)

Cutaneous skin tags are small, usually harmless (benign) skin growths that are easily removed by a doctor. Sometimes, warts look like skin tags.


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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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What would you recommend to treat skin tags myselff?

What would you recommend to treat skin tags myselff?

See Your Doctor: Go and see your doctor, usually after a little numbing medicine is applied, they can be painlessly cut off in the office. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for skin tags?

What is the best treatment for skin tags?

Ignore or...: Skin tags are usually benign, but some times annoying growths on the body. Being medially harmless, they can be left alone. If bothersome can be removed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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