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Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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Small lump under my armpit. Two greenish looking dots on it. When popped, the pus was white & extremely thick followed by a skin tag like blood sac.?

Small lump under my armpit. Two greenish looking dots on it. When popped, the pus was white & extremely thick followed by a skin tag like blood sac.?

Hidradenitis: Your description sounds like hidradenitis suppurvita, due to blocked oil glands under your arm pit which have likely gotten infected = basically an abscess. It may re-accumulate. Go to a doc to get it completely drained and see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are skin tags harmful?

Are skin tags harmful?

No: No they are not harmful but they can be somewhat irritating because of their location. They tend to grow around neck lines, bra lines, and underwear lines. Your doctor can easily remove them but insurance often won't pay since it is considered cosmetic. ...Read more

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Why am I getting skin tags?

Why am I getting skin tags?

See below: A skin tag is a tiny, benign, outpouching of skin that is typically connected to the underlying skin by a thin stalk. Skin tags look like tiny bits of "hanging" skin and typically occur in sites where clothing rubs against the skin or where there is skin-to-skin friction, such as the underarms, neck, upper chest, and groin. ...Read more

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R skin tags suppose turn black?

R skin tags suppose turn black?

Yes: If they lose their blood supply they will turn black but see your dermatologist to make sure nothing else is wrong. ...Read more

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What possible causes of skin tags are there?

What possible causes of skin tags are there?

Repeated trauma: The cause of skin tags is not entirely clear and some have a genetic predisposition. They are usually found in skin folds (neck, axilla, groin) and likely have something to do with repetitive trauma in these areas. ...Read more

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Skin tags turned bloody, should I be concerned?

Probably not: I suspect they were just traumatized, but you should have them checked...They can be easily removed in the office with local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Bleeding skin tags?

Skin tags: Skin tags are simply redundant skin that cause protuberances, often around areas that are frequently rubbed by clothing or are traumatized by friction. They often occur around the neck, under the arms and on the buttocks. When these skin tags get traumatized, they can get inflamed and very painful, or they can bleed. They can usually be easily removed under local anesthesia in a doctor's office. ...Read more

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How to treat skin tags quickly!?

How to treat skin tags quickly!?

Skin Tags: Skin Tags can usually be easily removed in the office with a sharp scissor after cleaning the area. They generally do not bleed significantly. If the skin tag is in a sensitive area (eyelid) or has a large base I will inject local anesthetic prior to removal. Your doctor should be able to help. It is a common request. ...Read more

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Can women get skin tags in gential area?

Skin Tags: Genital skin tags are all those skin tags that appear in the area of the genitalia such as vaginal skin tags, anal skin tags and groin skin tags. These benign (non cancerous) skin growths are surprisingly common and mostly harmless. It is extremely rare for a skin tag to be cancerous. ...Read more

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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

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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

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What is the best way to clear away skin tags?

Skin: Skin tags are typically treated by a dermatologist with heat cautery or injected with a numbing agent and snipped off. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent skin tags from forming?

Healthy weight: Maintaining a healthy weight seems to prevent skin tags among my patients. Also wearing a necklace (or anything which causes friction) may cause irritation to the skin leading to skin tags. Some people are prone to skin tags because of genetics. ...Read more

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Do small children eventually outgrow anal skin tags?

Do small children eventually outgrow anal skin tags?

Depends on the cause: There are perineal skin tags, meaning arising from the space between the rectum and the vagina, that occur at birth that look like vaginal or rectal skin tags. Those will eventually go away. Rectal skin tags caused by repetitive trauma, like chronic constipation, require resolution of the issue, in this case treating the constipation. ...Read more

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What's the difference betweenof skin tags and genitaly warts?

Skin: Warts are an infection caused by human papilloma virus. They are sharp, small and often found in clusters. A skin tag is not microscopic, it is not sharp, is most often found in places with increase skin on skin friction or clothes on skin friction. ...Read more

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Is thete an over-the-counter med that can be used to remove skin tags?

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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Why and what is causing me to grow skin tags in my vaginal area? Thank you

Why and what is causing me to grow skin tags in my vaginal area? Thank you

Skin-on-skin rubbing: Skin tags may occur in areas where there is rubbing of skin on skin. Obese people may have more of a tendency to make skin tags. They can occur anywhere: necklines, underarms, waistline, between the legs. They are easy enough to clip off in your fps office with only a little "zing" of discomfort (that can be eased with Ethyl Chloride spray). ...Read more

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Is it safe to remove skin tags yourself? If so how can I do it by myself at home?

SKIN TAGS: Mds usually cut it and cauterize it with silver nitrate. You can tie it with dental floss and it will fall off by itself. ...Read more

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I have 2 skin tags on clitoris they can be painful when aroused should I be worried?

I have 2 skin tags on clitoris they can be painful when aroused should I be worried?

Maybe: Clitoral skin tags are rare because that is primarily nerve tissue, as opposed to the everyday, common skin tag on "normal skin" that may just be clipped off. The fact that it is exactly there and that it is painful with arousal raises a new level of suspicion. This may be one for your gyn to take a look at. I don't imagine that it's a tumor, but an abnormal growth like that may need to be checked. ...Read more

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Woke up with what looks like tiny skin tags on neck is it normal should we get it checked out. They are tiny and clear in color?

Acrochordons: Usually these are benign. Typically in folds of skin such as neck, under arms, eyelids, groin, but can be anywhere. Very easy to remove if they annoy the person. Tax-free, they can also be ignored. They are more common in some families, more common on heavy people, may be a part of acanthosis nigricans. ...Read more

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Skin tags, I have skin tags around my neck. I uear a lot of t-shirts and they seem to follow the line wheee my t's end, how can I remove skin tags?

Physician removal: Stop Aspirin before removing skin tags. A physician should use sterile technique to remove skin tags and place antibiotic ointment on these wounds until healed. Some burn them off, e.g. Laser or bovie, some use a scalpel. These skin tags result from friction on the skin, and one can decrease the occurrence by putting aquaphor or vitamin e on the skin to decrease abrasion or from mechanical rubbing. ...Read more

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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