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Doctor insights on: Warts Moles And Skin Tags Removal

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Need more info: Hi Miya...you may need to have a biopsy to find out exactly what the growth may be. It could be a normal finding or something else. We cannot diagnose without a biopsy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if wart remover can remove skin tags?

Can you tell me if wart remover can remove skin tags?

Probably: This is an acid and may work. Be careful as this is soft tissue as opposed to something that is hard and needs more liquid to work it out. Would not recommend this but you can try it. Suggest you see a dermatologist.
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Is there a topical application that is safe and effective for getting rid of skin tags and flat warts?

Is there a topical application that is safe and effective for getting rid of skin tags and flat warts?

Let doc do it.: Wart-off, compond-w may help to get rid of it, however, not very effective. Dermatologist can do a better job. ...Read more

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I have skin tags in both armpits. What's a quick safe way to remove them myself at home? Would wart freeze away work? Thanks!

Wart freeze: Wart freeze would work. Also can be shaved or cut using sharp scissors after numbing with ice cubes. Tying them with a thread if they are big enough is another option. ...Read more

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

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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Does the wart acid sold OTC really work in removing skin tags?

Does the wart acid sold OTC really work in removing skin tags?

Yes: Salicylic acid impregnated pads can be used on skin tags. Place the pad over the skin tag for 24 hours and remove and wash. Over 1-2 weeks you should spontaneously remove the tag without pain. Do not use salicylic acid on open wounds/inflamation. Be careful of using the patches on the face or groin. ...Read more

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What are effective natural ways to remove skin tags or warts on underarm?

What are effective natural ways to remove skin tags or warts on underarm?

Skin tag: Can be removed by tiring strings around them really tightly until the skin does and the fall off. You can try to get rid of warts by covering with duct tape (real kind) and only removing it to change it until wart is gone). Warts are more difficult ...Read more

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I have came out in lots of skin tags and moles but one mole is soar all the time and when the skin tags come out they are soar two why?

Skin tags: Are the sore skin tags inflamed in any way? Skin tags are removed easily. You can have them evaluated for removal. ...Read more

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I'm getting little white bumps on my upper front torso. At first I thought they might be skin tags but they look more like colourless moles.

I'm getting little white bumps on my upper front torso. At first I thought they might be skin tags but they look more like colourless moles.

This sounds like....: ...Molluscum Contagiosum, a skin condition caused by a virus of the same name. It's contagious, but most of the time people only spread it to other parts of their own body. There's no specific treatment but it goes away on its own. If you do a Virtual Consult on Health Tap Prime, you can upload a photo & we can probably tell you for sure. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I was told skin tags caused by HPV are spreadable. If so, how can I tell if its a natural tag or by hpv? I know it isn't a wart, so why can it spread?

I was told skin tags caused by HPV are spreadable. If so, how can I tell if its a natural tag or by hpv? I know it isn't a wart, so why can it spread?

Not skin tag: Hpv, or human papilloma virus, causes warts, including common warts and genital warts. These are different from skin tags. A skin tag is generally a flap of skin or similar, while a wart is flat. Because warts contain virus, they can be infectious. To be sure, see your provider. ...Read more

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How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

How similar are genital warts and genital skin tags?

Two different...: These are completely different problems that are treated in different ways. A lot depends on exactly what they are. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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I'm unsure if I have skin tags or warts. Is there a way I can send an image so you can take a look?

Will not help: Skin tags, and warts caused by hpv virus both are benign conditions, but need physician examination to make sure it is not skin cancer. Only professionally taken pictures may help, but still need clinical examination to give correct diagnosis please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I think I have génital warts but many people say they can be confused as skin tags I wanted to know the diffrence betwen the two?

Hard to tell...: Skin tags do occur in the groin, as do genital warts, or condyloma. Your local dermatologist can tell for sure. Tags don't commonly occur on the shaft of penis, scrotum or labia and are more often in the folds or crease of the thigh. Have someone take a look... ...Read more

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I have small lesion on my perianal body I want to know is it warts or skin tags? I have anal fissure

I have small lesion on my perianal body I want to know is it warts or skin tags? I have anal fissure

Hard to say: Without an exam I am not able to answer your question. See your primary doctor to get the proper exam. ...Read more

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Hi I recently asked about genital skin tags. Reply was possibly warts. How is it possible I've been married for many years to my husband.

Hi I recently asked about genital skin tags. Reply was possibly warts. How is it possible I've been married for many years to my husband.

POSSIBILITY...: It's POSSIBLE that they could be warts... more than likely they are just skin tags. We all know what those look like. If you want to be SURE, see a dermatologist for a diagnosis and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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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


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more